Book #56336

Earthly Powers - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Anthony Burgess

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1980.
ISBN: 0671414909

Price: $60.00

A Fine first Printing of the First Edition in a price-clipped alike dust-jacket.

Earthly Powers follows the life of protagonist, Nate, as he grows up in the fictional town of West Egg on Long Island in the 1970s. Nate is the son of a powerful, reclusive family that is on the brink of ruin. His father, Franklin, is a failed artist who is struggling to find his place in the world. His mother, Elizabeth, is a domineering woman who is constantly trying to control her son. When Nate is only six years old, his parents are killed in a car accident. Nate is then raised by his maternal grandparents, who are strict and strict Presbyterian. Nate is forced to do everything by the book, from studying for exams to obeying his grandparents. He is also constantly under surveillance, as his grandparents are worried about him and his powers. When Nate is sixteen, his grandparents die, and Nate is left to fend for himself. He decides to move to New York City, where he meets and befriends Jack, a street hust; 8vo; 607 pages; Price? ? ?