New York: Random House, 2001. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo. Fine / Fine. Item #003300
Stated first edition. Second printing per number line. Quarter grey cloth with grey paper boards, gilt lettering to spine. xviii, 550 p.p., [16 p.p. B&W photos]. Light bumping to spine ends of boards and extremities of dust jacket, else a fine copy. The first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Millay was dazzling in the performance of her self. Her voice was an instrument of seduction, and her impact on crowds, and on men, was legendary. Young women styled themselves in her image - fairylike, taunting, free. Yet beneath her studied act, all was not well. Written with the riveting intensity of an intimate drama, Savage Beauty is the first book to explore the dark side of Millay's life, her self-destructive passion and harrowing descent into morphine addiction.