Book #15121

Billy Bathgate - 1st Edition/1st Printing

E. L. Doctorow
Billy Bathgate - 1st Edition/1st Printing. E. L. Doctorow.

Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xviii], 323, [5] pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Jinks

A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. SIGNED by author E. L. Doctorow.

In the Bronx of the 1930s, 15-year-old Billy Bathgate hooks up with a legendary mobster, Dutch Schultz. After Billy falls for Schulz's latest girlfriend, he begins to question the actions of the mob he was so eager to join. As he seeks to protect the young woman, he gains strength in following his own heart and makes a courageous passage from boyhood to adulthood.

Winner of the 1990 PEN/Faulkner Award.

This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best.

Price: $120.00

Author Bio

E. L. Doctorow

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born January 6, 1931 in New York. After serving as a corporal in the Army, Doctorow became a reader for a motion picture company and was inspired to begin his career as a writer. His works include Ragtime (1975), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and was also adapted into a 1981 film, nominated for eight Academy awards. Another of Doctorow’s works includes Billy Bathgate, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the Academy of Arts and Letters for “the best novel of the previous five-year period”.

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