The Holy Sinner - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
A First American Edition/First Printing, Bürgin 514. About Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with only minor edgewear. Laid in is a post card, handwritten and signed by Thomas Mann, which is addressed to Harvey Breit, who was then the assistant editor of The New York Times Book Review, thanking him for the book review. Breit, who was also a poet and a playwright, co-wrote The Disenchanted a play about the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald with Budd Schulberg. An attractive association copy;
One of Thomas Mann's most cherished works, The Holy Sinner, is the ebullient retelling of the medieval legend of Pope Gregory, reviewing the notions of original sin, evil, and transcendence. Mann won the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. Translated from the original German, "Der Erwählte" by H. T. Lowe-Porter.