Copyright 1944, 1963 edition
Checked out 54 times in 46 years
Last checked out less than a year ago
I have to wonder if this is the most checked out book in the 811s, which in turn makes me wonder if it is being advocated by a junior high or high school teacher. The Spoon River Anthology is a peculiar project that stirs the gossip, as well as the truth-teller, in all of us. Edgar Lee Masters has over 200 hundred people from the town of Spoon River speak from the grave about their place in the world when they were part of it. It’s a singular project and deserves to be on the shelves of any library.
This particular copy’s cover is worn around the edges. Though the spine has been taped, it really needs to be rebound. The pages themselves, though getting a bit dingy, are holding up well. Considering the popularity of this book, I recommend getting a second copy, especially if my suspicion is correct and some English or drama teacher is recommending it.