New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950.
First edition. Near fine in very good, price-clipped dustwrapper with a long tear on the front panel. Warmly Inscribed by Buechner to author Nicholas Delbanco. The noted author and Presbyterian minister's first book, a richly symbolic work about a widow who has an affair with her son's college teacher and, to save her own reputation, accuses the latter two of a homosexual relationship. The first book by an author whose long and prolific career has included Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations.