Book #16576

The Waterworks - 1st Edition/1st Printing

E. L. Doctorow
The Waterworks - 1st Edition/1st Printing. E. L. Doctorow.
The Waterworks - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [x], 253, [9] pages
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1994.
ISBN: 0394587545

A handsome first edition/first printing preceded only by a private publication of the Franklin Library in Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket. Minor edgewear. Signed by author E. L. Doctorow directly on the title page.

The Waterworks is set in the corrupt and exciting New York of the decade following the Civil War. The narrator, an elderly newspaperman named McIlvaine, reviews the events surrounding the disappearance of one of his paper's best freelance writers in 1871, Martin Pemberton, the son of a brutal, cunning man who had made a fortune as a war profiteer, then died, leaving his family mysteriously penniless.

Price: $69.00

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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