Fombombo

New York: The Century Company, 1923.

Price: $950.00

Hardcover. First edition. Contemporary owner name, near fine in a very good plus dustwrapper, illustrated by J. Clinton Shepherd, with a small chip at the crown and a couple of short tears. A lovely copy of this comic romance set in Venezuela, by the author of *Clues of the Caribbees* and the Pulitzer Prize winning novel *The Store*. Rarely found in this condition.

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Fombombo. T. S. STRIBLING.
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T.S. Stribling
birth name: Thomas Sigismund Stribling
born: 3/4/1881
died: 7/8/1965
nationality: USA

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Biography

Tennessee-born novelist best remembered for his single mystery, The Clues of the Carribees, and for his trilogy of novels about a country town, the middle volume of which won the Pulitzer Prize.more

Collecting tips:

Thomas Sigismund Stribling is kind of an interesting partially-forgotten author. He won the Pulitzer Prize for The Store (1932), the second part of a trilogy that included The Forge and Unfinished Cathedral (1934), and which was apparently based on the doings in his hometown of Clifton, Tennessee. He also wrote a collection of well-regarded detective stories Clues of the Carribees (1929), which appears as both a Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone, and a Queen's Quorum title, both seminal lists of collectible detective fiction. Although his other early books are less well-known, it seems that even these command a premium when found in nice jackets.more