Item #4041 Old Mr. Flood. Joseph Mitchell.

Old Mr. Flood

New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, Inc., 1948. First edition. 8vo (5 ½ x 8 ¼ in.) in boards with dust jacket. 111 pp. Good condition. Edge-worn cover. Adhesive stain across back cover. / Dust jacket has minor tears and is protected by a mylar sleeve. Item #4041

Joseph Mitchell (1908–1996) wrote this story based on several old men from the Fulton Fish Market, which were combined into the titular character, Mr. Flood, who aspires to reach the age of one hundred fifteen on a diet of fish. The original version of this story appeared in The New Yorker in three parts in 1944 and 1945.