1947 Hardcover Book, Kingsblood Royal, Sinclair Lewis, First Edition, Classic, Literature, Fiction, Novel

$10.00

Notice:
Notice:
**We ship via USPS Retail Ground and not by USPS Parcel Select Ground and refund the entire difference on all large packages 36-inch girth and larger to save our buyer's shipping costs. (Select "Parcel Select Ground" at check out and we will refund the same day we ship)!!***



1947 Hardcover Book, Kingsblood Royal, Sinclair Lewis, First Edition, Classic, Literature, Fiction, Novel

A hardcover fictional novel by Sinclair Lewis. It is entitled Kingsblood Royal. This is a 1947 First Edition. The book's hardcover is gray cloth with Lewis's initials embossed on the front cover board and title on the spine.

The protagonist, Neil Kingsblood, a white middle-class man, discovers while researching his family background that he is directly descended from an African adventurer on the American frontier. Through various intrigues, Kingsblood loses his banking job and takes a lesser one. He begins to be treated differently by former acquaintances, despite the lack of visible black African ancestry. He is forced to choose between continuing what he has come to see as a hollow existence in the white community and taking on the oppressed minority status of the black community. After Kingsblood tells several white friends about his newfound ancestry, the news quickly spreads, and he finds that acquaintances change their behavior toward him. He engages in a struggle against the racism newly apparent but widespread in his community. Because Kingsblood is now black, it is illegal for him and his family to live in their home, which is in a whites-only neighborhood. In the climactic scene, a mob of their former neighbors comes to force the Kingsbloods out.

Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 – 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women.

8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
348 pages
Hardcover
Gray Cloth Cover With Lewis's Initials on the Front Cover and Title on the Spine.
Copyright 1947 First Edition
Published by Random House

This book is in Good condition. The book has no rips or tears. The binding is completely tight and the pages are slightly yellowed with age. There is some staining to the front cover, no dust cover, and there is no writing or marks in the book.

For more books click here
https://www.etsy.com/shop/MountainAireVintage?section_id=18747909&ref=shopsection_leftnav_12&ga_search_query=books


MountainAireVintage (2402)

©For People Who Have A Deep Love Of Things Vintage

Book Rating

As New: The book is in the same immaculate condition as when it was published. This could be the description for a book that has been lost in a warehouse for years, never shelved, thumbed or even opened yet may still be some years old.

Fine: A Fine book approaches the condition of As New, but without being crisp. The book may have been opened and read, but there are no defects to the book, jacket or pages.

Very Good: Describes a book that shows some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper. Any defects should be noted by the seller.

Good: Describes the average used book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects should be noted by the seller.

Fair: Worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. Binding, jacket (if any), etc., may also be worn. All defects should be noted.

Poor: Describes a book that is sufficiently worn. Any missing maps or plates should still be noted. This copy may be soiled, scuffed, stained or spotted and may have loose joints, hinges, pages, etc.

Binding Copy: describes a book in which the pages or leaves are perfect but the binding is very bad, loose, off, or nonexistent.

Reading Copy: A copy usually in poor to fair condition that includes all text presented in a legible fashion. The copy is fine to read but nothing more.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 21 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 4 hours of purchase

I don't accept exchanges

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

On all refunds:

Refunds include the cost of the item but not any of the shipping charges.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

Gift wrapping is available at an additional nominal fee. Please just convo us.

Our Vintage Ratings,

Our Vintage Rating Chart:

'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.

EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.

GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.

VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.

GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.

FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.

International Shipping Services

WE DO NOT SHIP USING INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING/COURIER SERVICES. Such as FLYBOX, Shop and Ship, Aramex etc. We use only direct shipping via postal services of each country.

Legal imprint