In this novel the author departs from the historical sagas which made his reputation to present a story set in the changing world of contemporary writing and publishing. It features a native of Pennsylvania's Dutch country who has become a leading author after years of struggle.In this novel the author departs from the historical sagas which made his reputation to present a story set in the changing world of contemporary writing and publishing. It features a native of Pennsylvania's Dutch country who has become a leading author after years of struggle.Read Less
Very good in fine dust jacket. Random House, NY, 1991. 1st edition ed, NR FINE/FINE, Hardcover, 446pppgs. Cloth backed boards, slight slant else clean crisp bright and tight, in fine dust jacket. First edition stated. ISBN: 0679401334. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.
Very good in fine dust jacket. Random House, New York, NY, 1991. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 446pgs. Price sticker remnant on DJ front cover, owner name embossment on page after front endpaper, small ink date stamp, number inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. Price unclipped. DJ not torn, chipped, etc. In a clear plastic protective cover. Rest of book in Near Fine condition. ISBN 0679401334 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Fine in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7Â¾"-9Â¾" tall; Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Fine Condition with Mylar Cover. 446 pages. Clean, tight, unmarked. Black quarter cloth over ivory boards with red design on front bronze foil titled on spine. Jacket not price-clipped. A contemporary story with fascinating information about some of the enduring classic stories in world literature as well as about people involved in writing and publishing.
I haven't actually finished this, but a quarter of the way through it is still focused more on the making of a novel than a real storyline. For would-be authors who want some insight into publishing seen through the fictional eyes of an author's life, it's okay, but the setting (rural Dutch Pennsylvania) is so far not enough condiment to make the main dish popularly palatable. The cover blurbs promise more, though, (ie, "riveting") so we'll see.
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