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Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition) by  Julia Peterkin - First Edition - 1928 - from Royal Books, Inc. and

Scarlet Sister Mary (First Edition)

by Peterkin, Julia

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New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, in a later printing dust jacket. Jacket has a different design than that of the first printing, red with black titles and a yellow printed Pulitzer Prize Novel band. Winner of the 1929 Pulitzer Prize and Peterkin's most important book, with dialogue written in the Gullah dialect of South Carolina. Very Good plus in an unclipped second state Very Good plus dust jacket. Light fading to the spine and topstain, with owner name to the second blank. Jacket is lightly rubbed, with mild wear at the extremities.

Scarlet Sister Mary is a 1928 novel by Julia Peterkin. It won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1929. It was called obscene and banned at the public library in Gaffney, South Carolina. The Gaffney Ledger newspaper, however, serially published the complete book. Dr. Richard S. Burton, the chairperson of Pulitzer's fiction-literature jury, recommended that the first prize go to the novel Victim and Victor by Dr. John B. Oliver.


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