The first edition of this nice read was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1963. It was 274 pages long, and the original retail price was $4.50. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First Printing, 1963" is stated on the copyright page. Boards are black with white lettering on the spine. Author's photo is on the back of the dust jacket with no review blurbs.
Picture of the 1963 first edition dust jacket for The Benefactor.
Other first edition points for books by Susan Sontag include: In America.
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