"First Edition" is stated on the first printing. Printing statements are found on later printings. This is the second Pulitzer novel to also win the Harper Prize. The back of the dust jacket explains that - "The Harper Prize Novel Contest is held every other year. The purpose of the Contest is to give prominence and success to a writer whose real quality has not hitherto found a wide audience. Any author is eligible for the Prize who is an American citizen and who has not published a novel in book form prior to a certain specified date (announced at the beginning of each contest), and only unpublished works may be submitted."
Honey in the Horn won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Picture of the 1935 first edition dust jacket for Honey in the Horn.
The back of the jacket explains that the writers and critics who have served up to that point as Harper Prize contest judges include: Sinclair Lewis, Harry Hansen, John Erskine, Ellen Glasgow, Stuart P. Sherman, Louis Bromfield, Dorothy Canfield, Carl Van Doren, Henry Seidel Canby, Grant Overton, Bliss Perry, and Jesse Lynch Williams".
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