Book #14104

The Dean's December - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Saul Bellow
The Dean's December - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Saul Bellow.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 312 pages
Publisher: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1982.
ISBN: 0060148497

A most attractive first edition/first printing in Fine in dust jacket with minute browning along edges, otherwise Fine.

Albert Corde, a prominent Chicago university dean begins his story in a bleak and apocalyptic Romania. The depths of an East European winter made even colder by the omnipresent Communist dictatorship seems nearly as leaden as the plum brandy he sips in the decaying parlor of his wife's ailing mother, Valeria. As the old woman, once a favored Communist official, now a sweetheart of an aging underground of pale faces and flowery dresses, slips into the slow throes of an early death, Corde is emotionally consumed.

Price: $39.00

Author Bio

Saul Bellow

Born Solomon Bellows (Jun. 10, 1915 - Apr. 5, 2005). Acclaimed Canadian-born American writer. He won the International Literary Prize in 1965 for Herzog, the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976, the Pulitzer Prize in the same year for Humboldt's Gift and the National Medal of Arts in 1988. He was the first novelist to win the National Book Award three times, 1954 for The Adventures of Augie March, 1965 for Herzog, and 1971 for Mr. Sammler's Planet.