Book #11810

The Plot Against America - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Philip Roth
The Plot Against America - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Philip Roth.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New in As New dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004.
ISBN: 9780618509287

An impeccable first printing of the first edition in as new condition in equally unblemished dust jacket.

With "The Plot Against America", Roth enters the area alternate history with aviation hero Charles A. Lindbergh defeating Franklin Roosevelt by a landslide in the 1940 U. S. Presidential election. Not only had Lindbergh, in a nationwide radio address, publicly blamed the Jews for selfishly pushing America toward a pointless war with Nazi Germany, but upon taking office as the thirty-third president of the United States, he negotiated a cordial 'understanding' with Adolf Hitler, whose conquest of Europe and virulent anti-Semitic policies he appeared to accept without difficulty.

Still, the real story in this "what if" novel is that of Roth's own family, which the author gives to us as a genuinely American story; [viii], 391, [1] pages.

Price: $130.00

Author Bio

Philip Roth

Philip Milton Roth was born in Newark, New Jersey, March 19, 1933. He began publishing short stories in 1956. His first book, Goodbye, Columbus (1959) won the National Book Award, and since then he has published more than twenty-two books. In the 1990s, Roth won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Patrimony (1991), the PEN/Faulkner Award for Operation Shylock (1993), and the National Book Award for Sabbath's Theater (1995). American Pastoral (1997) and I Married a Communist (1998), the first two volumes of the American's trilogy that culminates in The Human Stain received the Pulitzer Prize and many others.