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Death Comes for the Archbishop

Alfred A. Knopf, 1927

"Something reptilian he felt here, something that had endured by immobility, a kind of life out of reach, like the crustaceans in their armour."
Cover of first edition of Death Comes for the Archbishop



First serialized in six installments in the Forum from January to June, 1927.

First Edition

Published by Alfred A. Knopf. on September 2, 1927.

First English Edition

Published by William Heinemann Ltd. in November 1927.

Second Edition

Published by Alfred A. Knopf on November 9, 1929.

Second English Edition

Published by WIlliam Heinemann Ltd. in May 1930.

Autograph Edition

Published by Houghton Mifflin Co. in 1938.

Fourth Edition

Armed Services edition, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1943.

Scholarly Edition

Published by University of Nebraska Press in 1999. Historical Essay and Explanatory Notes by John J. Murphy. Textual Editing by Charles W. Mignon with Frederick M. Link and Kari A. Ronning.