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Norris, Charles Gilman

Salt; or, The Education of Griffith Adams. Recommended by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Salt; or, The Education of Griffith Adams. Recommended by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Norris, Charles Gilman [Salt; or, The Education of Griffith Adams: A novel]. Sol' Zemli: Roman. 

Translation from English by T. Timiriazeva and M. Titova.

Leningrad, Izdatelstvo " Mysl' ", 1929.
12mo, 377, [1] pp., [2] pp.of cat.

In original minimalistic wrappers.
In good condition, light overall wear, very faint stains to wrapper, losses to spine, repaired, small loss to p. 25-26.

Rare first and only Russian edition of Norris’s "Salt". One of 5 100 copies published.

F. Scott Fitzgerald advised young women to read "Salt" (1919) by Charles Gilman Norris (1881-1945), an American novelist and playwright, so that they could gain insight into life. Furthermore, it is known that Fitzgerald sent a copy of "This Side of Paradise" to Norris with the inscription: "For Charles G. Norris, who in "Salt," wrote the best American novel since "Vandover the Brute," with the sincere admiration of F. Scott Fitzgerald."
In December 1924, in a letter to Maxwell Perkins, Fitzgerald stated that the three most remarkable characters in American fiction in the past twenty years were Tom Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby," the brother in "Salt," and Hurstwood in "Sister Carrie." It's possible that the plot of "Salt" sparked certain ideas for "The Great Gatsby."
In the USSR, four translations of Norris's books were published between 1927 and 1929. Unexpectedly, in 1993, "Zelda Marsh" was republished, marking the final publication of the author's work in Russian.

We couldn’t trace any copy of this edition in the USA or European libraries via OCLC.

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