Book #16577

World's Fair - 1st Edition/1st Printing

E. L. Doctorow
World's Fair - 1st Edition/1st Printing. E. L. Doctorow.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [x], 288, [6] pages
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1985.
ISBN: 0394525280

A handsome first edition/first printing in Fine condition with light soiling to top in Near Fine dust-jacket with limited wear.

The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair.

Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction in 1985.

Price: $25.00

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”.