Book #20143

First Love: A Gothic Tale - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Joyce Carol Oates
Book #20143 First Love: A Gothic Tale - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Joyce Carol Oates.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Hopewell, NJ: Ecco Press, 1996.
ISBN: 0880014571
Illustrator: Illustrated by Barry Moser

A handsome stated first edition/first printing in Very Fine condition in Fine dust-jacket which shows a bit of sunning on spine and along edges. Beautifully bound in black stamped burgundy cloth.

Eleven-year-old Josie and her self-indulgent mother Delia have come to live with great-aunt Esther Burkhardt in upstate New York. Here Josie meets her withdrawn 25-year-old cousin Jared, Jr. , on leave from seminary, who draws Josie into some bizarre sexual rituals.

A haunting novel about the pain and helplessness of sexually abused children abandoned by the adults in their lives. First published in the Ontario Review in 1966 ; Woodcuts; 16mo.

Price: $33.75

Author Bio

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American author and the Roger S. Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978.Her first novel, With Shuddering Fall, was publishes when she was twenty-six years old. Her novel Them received the National Book Award in 1970. Oates has also written under the pseudonyms "Rosamond Smith" and "Lauren Kelly."