New York: Random House, 1990. Milton Glaser (jacket design). Facsimile of the First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Fine. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to front board and to spine. Tan endpapers. Clean, unmarked, tight. Top red edge stain. Small brown mark/stain on bottom edge. 14 x 21 cm. 305 pp. / Very Good/Fine. Very little wear. Some scuffing to head of spine. Small brown stain to bottom edges of front and rear jacket flaps. Illustrated slipcase included. Contains a facsimile of the jacket front and rear covers. Well preserved overall. Item #11398
One of Faulkner’s comic masterpieces, The Reivers is a picaresque that tells of three unlikely car thieves from rural Mississippi. Eleven-year-old Lucius Priest is persuaded by Boon Hogganbeck, one of his family’s retainers, to steal his grandfather’s car and make a trip to Memphis. The Priests’ black coachman, Ned McCaslin, stows away, and the three of them are off on a heroic odyssey, for which they are all ill-equipped, that ends at Miss Reba’s bordello in Memphis. From there a series of wild misadventures ensues—involving horse smuggling, trainmen, sheriffs’ deputies, and jail.