Jack Finney - Third Level
“I SAY THERE ARE THREE, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN ON THE THIRD LEVEL AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION”: FIRST EDITION OF JACK FINNEY’S FIRST SHORT STORY COLLECTION FINNEY, Jack. The Third Level. New York, Toronto: Rinehart, (1957). Octavo, original half black cloth cloth, original dust jacket. $450. Best known for writing The Body Snatchers (1955) and the time travel mystery/romance Time and Again, Finney often chose time travel as the backdrop for his writing. This, Finney’s first published collection of short stories, are all about time travel, and feature his first professional writings. “Deceptively well written, with lower-middle-class urban characters reminiscent of O. Henry’s” (Anatomy of Wonder II-402). Published the following year in the United Kingdom as The Clock of Time. Currey, 153.