Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II. But this time they are fighting not the Germans, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America post WWII: the absurdity of their politics, the ...
Joseph Heller returns to the characters of Catch-22, now coming to the end of their lives and the century, as is the entire generation that fought in World War II. But this time they are fighting not the Germans, but The End. Closing Time deftly satirizes the realities and the myths of America post WWII: the absurdity of their politics, the decline of their society and their great cities, the greed and hypocrisy of their business and culture - with the same ferocious humour as Catch-22. This novel is a stunning achievement; a chilling, darkly funny depiction of the moral collapse of the Western world.
Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Signed by Author SIGNED by author on special second page for "The Signed First Edition Society". Full leather boards, gilt page ends, decorative endpapers, silk ribbon marker. Boards have light edgewear, few scratches on gilt page ends, clean copy. 464 pages. R-7.
Near Fine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994. Limited edition of 750, this no. 354. Hardcover. 464 pp. Fine, in near fine slipcase. No jacket, as issued. Signed by author, Joseph Heller, on the limitations page.
Hokanson, Lars; Cichetti, Frances. Near Fine. Signed 464 pages, 8vo. Signed by the author Joseph Heller. The Signed First Edition Society. Bound in genuine leather with gilt decoractions and lettering, gilt page edges, bounded silk ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers. Minor shelfwear. Tightly bound, no marks. Volume is in Near Fine condition.
Very Good+, No Dust Jacket. 8VO, 464 pgs., Hardcover. Hardcover: Limited edition signed by author for the Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society. Beautiful dark grey leather binding with gold design on front and rear boards. Title in gold on spine with gold embellishments between raised leather bands. Marbled paste-downs and endpapers are spotless. Satin ribbon marker. Frontispiece. This is a follow-up to Heller's Catch 22. Nice tight binding.
Limited Issue, one of 750 numbered copies, signed by the author. Octavo; blue cloth, with title stamped in gilt on spine; 464pp. A touch of light rubbing to spine lettering, else Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, as issued. Heller's sequel to Catch-22.
As New in As New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First UK Edition, First Printing. This true first edition, first printing (first impression) with no reprint statement to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a as New Dust Jacket. The original acetate dust jacket is not price clipped. SIGNED by Joseph Heller to the front end paper.
Fine in None, As Issued jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) A square solid tight clean unread unopened copy. This slip cased limited edition is still 95% original publisher's shrink wrap as issued. This is #731 750 released. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY.
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