Too Far to Walk by John Hersey (1966)


John Fist, a gifted overachiever at Sheldon, an elite New England college, finds himself disillusioned and bored in his second year. Losing motivation, he deems it "too far to walk" to his philosophy class until Chum Breed, a devilish fellow student, offers him intense modern experiences in exchange for his soul. Pulitzer Prize–winner John Hersey weaves a gripping narrative in "Too Far to Walk," a bracing update of the Faust legend, a compelling coming-of-age tale, and a masterful work of mid-century fiction that explores the consequences of chasing intense experiences in the pursuit of one's soul.

Hardcover in great condition. Dust jacket intact, and shows little signs of shelfware. Cover boards and spine are solid and tight. Your pages are clean and free of any marks. A Borzoi Book edition published in 1966 by Alfred Knopf.

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