(New York): Harper & Brothers, (1953). First edition. His most famous book. An evangelical ex-con hunts his step-children after murdering their mother in hopes of finding $10,000 stolen by their real father. A national bestseller and finalist for the 1955 National Book Award. Made into a great movie in 1955, directed by Charles Laughton, based on a screenplay by James Agee and starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish. Top corners of book a little bumped, otherwise very good in aged, good to very good dust jacket darkened a bit on spine, soiled and stained on rear panel, and with light chipping on corners and spine ends.