Honey in the Horn (Pulitzer Prize 1936)

By: Davis, Harold L.

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Top edge very faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1977 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Full light brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, two-page color frontispiece and color plates by Uldis Klavins. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature in 1936. Set in Oregon in the early years of the twentieth century, H. L. Daviss Honey in the Horn chronicles the struggles faced by homesteaders as they attempted to settle down and eke out subsistence from a still-wild land. With sly humor and keenly observed detail, Davis pays homage to the indomitable character of Oregons restless people and dramatic landscapes without romanticizing or burnishing the myths. Clay Calvert, an orphan, works as a hand on a sheep ranch until he stumbles into trouble and is forced to flee. Journeying throughout the state, from the lush coastal forests, to the Columbia Gorge, to the golden wheat fields east of the Cascades, he encounters a cast of characters as rich and diverse as the land, including a native Tunne boy and a beautiful girl named Luce. Originally published in 1935, Honey in the Horn reveals as much about the prevailing attitudes and beliefs of H. L. Davis lifetime as it does about the earlier era in which it is set. It transcends the limitations of its time through the sheer power and beauty of Davis prose. Full of humor and humanity, Daviss first novel displays a vast knowledge of Pacific Northwest history, lore, and landscape. An essential book for all serious readers of Northwest literature, this classic coming-of-age novel has been called the 'Huckleberry Finn of the West.' It is the only Oregon book that has ever won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

Title: Honey in the Horn (Pulitzer Prize 1936)

Author: Davis, Harold L.

Illustrator: Klavins, Uldis

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, American, Franklin Library, Leather-Bound,

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1977

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2307073

Keywords: LITERATURE FICTION PULITZER PRIZE WINNER,