I SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME. Horace McCoy.

I SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1938. First Edition. The author's third book, a hard-boiled depression-era novel set in Hollywood. Centered around an aspiring young actor and actress, living on the skids and hoping for a break, the novel explores the cut-throat and exploitative nature of the movie business, giving glimpses of "the whole range of Hollywood life - its parties and night clubs, its mansions and cheap bungalows, its gallery of fantastic characters, merciless business men, frauds, geniuses, and vultures..." (from front flap). An exemplary copy of McCoy's scarcest book. Hubin, p.260. Item #4190

First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); yellow cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in burgundy on spine; burgundy toptain; dustjacket; [xii],235,[5]pp. Fine in a very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.00), with some pinpoint wear to extremities, and just a hint of sunning to spine.

Price: $2,200.00

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