Book #33196

Ragtime - 1st Edition/1st Printing

E. L. Doctorow
Ragtime - 1st Edition/1st Printing. E. L. Doctorow.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [xii], 270, [6] pages
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1975.
ISBN: 0394469011

A handsome first edition/first printing bound in gilt-stamped brown cloth. Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket.

Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be, blurring the line between fantasy and historical fact, between real and imagined characters. The setting is New Rochelle, New York in 1909, and the characters are three remarkable families whose lives become entwined with the likes of Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J. P. Morgan and Sigmund Freud as well as an immigrant peddler and a ragtime musician from Harlem whose sense of justice drives him to revolutionary violence.

Basis for the 1991 movie with James Cagney and the 1998 Broadway musical of the same name.

Price: $90.00

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”.