Book #33191

Billy Bathgate: A Novel

E. L. Doctorow

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1989.
ISBN: 9780394525297

Price: $29.00

First Trade edition/first printing in Very Good condition with one white spot on front cover. In Very Good+ dust-jacket. Spine slightly cocked. Despite minor chipping to top and bottom, dust-jacket is still clean and bright. This edition was preceded only by the privately published Franklin Library edition.

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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”.