First Edition. Skrenda dustjacket art. American tale of Tennessee fisher folk living in flatboats on the Mississippi, and one character’s momentary escape and return home. Basis for the 1936 Twentieth Century Fox Film directed by John Cromwell and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea and Walter Brennan. Near Fine with spine and edges faded, in a Very Good dustjacket, with fairly shallow chipping at spine ends, short closed tears, and wear to flap corners.