New York: Bantam Books, 1947.
Illustrated by Bernard D'Andrea cover art. First Paperback Edition. Mass Market Paperback. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14326
Spine roll with small chips, toned, cover creasing, rear cover spotting, owner's name on title page, otherwise light wear. Solid mass market paperback.; "Sumner's career took off when her second book, Quality, was published in 1946. A novel that opposed segregation, it was about a light-skinned black woman, who could pass as a white woman, practiced as a nurse up North, fell in love with a white man, and moved back South." - Wikipedia. Novel was basis for Darryl Zanuck and Elia Kazan's 1949 motion picture Pinky. "Pinky is a 1949 American race drama film starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters about a light-skinned black woman passing for white, played by Crain. All three actresses were nominated for the Academy Award, Crain for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Barrymore and Waters for Best Actress in a Supporting Role." First paperback edition of this well received, controversial novel of passing for white in the post-World War II Jim Crow south. ; Vol. 126; 277, 4 ad pages.