Book #21124

The Accidental Tourist - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Anne Tyler.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [viii], 355, [5] pages
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
ISBN: 039454689X

First edition/first printing in Near Fine condition, wrinkle to spine and sunned caps in about Fine, lightly rubbed and toned dust-jacket. Also included is a proof jacket with blank flaps and back panel. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number and signature on front paste down.

Scarred by grief after their 12-year-old son's senseless murder (he was shot by a hold-up man in a Burger Bonanza) , Macon and Sarah Leary are losing their marriage too. Macon is unable to cope when she leaves him, so he settles down 'safe among the people he'd started out with, ' moving back home with two divorced brothers and spinster sister Rose. Author of a series of guidebooks called Accidental Tourist for businessmen who hate to travel, Macon is Tyler's focus here, as she . . . Chronicles his journey from lonely self-absorption to an 'accidental' new life with brassy Muriel, a dog trainer from the Meow Bow Animal Hospital.

Basis for the major motion picture starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis.

Price: $19.00

Author Bio

Anne Tyler

Anne Tyler (born October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) worked as a librarian and bibliographer, before moving to Maryland and becoming a novelist. Breathing Lessons, her eleventh novel, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989. Her tenth novel, The Accidental Tourist was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1986, received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1985, and became a 1988 major motion picture, starring Geena Davis and William Hurt. She currently reside in Baltimore, Maryland.