Paths of Glory

New York: Viking, 1935.

Price: $1,200.00

Hardcover. First edition. Spine gilt a little rubbed, near fine in near fine dustwrapper with some internal repairs and a scrape on the front panel. Inscribed by the author: "To the Murrays from Humphrey." The author's only book, one of the great anti-war novels, based on real incidents during WWI. The film rights were purchased two decades later by Kirk Douglas, who hired the relatively unknown Stanley Kubrick to direct. Starring Douglas and Adolphe Menjou and scripted by Kubrick, Jim Thompson, and Calder Willingham, the film was a technical and critical triumph and ranks with *All Quiet on the Western Front* as perhaps the of greatest anti-war films. Uncommon signed.

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Item #285111 Paths of Glory. Humphrey COBB.
Paths of Glory

Humphrey Cobb
birth name: Humphrey Cobb
born: 09/05/1899
died: 04/25/1944

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The Italian-born son of an American physician and artist who served in the Canadian army for three years during WWI. The war was the setting for his first and best known novel, Paths of Glory. He was also a screenwriter, best known in this regard for his script for the 1937 film San Quentin, starring Humphrey Bogart.more