Norfolk, Conn. New Directions, 1937. 8vo. [viii], 293,  pp., FIRST EDITION. including half-title and page of publisher’s advertisements. Publisher’s cloth, in the original dust-jacket. Item #11600
First edition of this novel about the American dream. “White mule is the story of a plain American family of immigrant origin in pre-war New York . . . Through its depth of observation White mule becomes more than a good novel. It is also a definition of the American spirit.” Some of the chapters of this novel were first published in Pagany magazine and in The Magazine. The story was continued in two subsequent Williams novels, In the money and The build-up. Wallace, A18.