This compelling novel has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the ...Show synopsisThis compelling novel has as its protagonist Cornelius Suttree, living alone and in exile in a disintegrating houseboat on the wrong side of the Tennessee River close by Knoxville. He stays at the edge of an outcast community inhabited by eccentrics, criminals and the poverty-stricken. Rising above the physical and human squalor around him, his detachment and wry humour enable him to survive dereliction and destitution with dignity. 'Suttree marks McCarthy's closest approach to autobiography and is probably the funniest and most unbearably sad of his books' Stanley Booth 'The book comes at us like a horrifying flood. The language licks, batters, wounds -- a poetic, troubled rush of debris ...Cormac McCarthy has little mercy to spare, for his characters or himself. His text is broken, beautiful and ugly in spots ...Suttree is like a good, long scream in the ear.' Jerome Charyn, New York TimesHide synopsis
Description:Very Good. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First...Very Good. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "24689753" to denote a first printing. Lacking the dust jacket. In VG-to G+ condition. Clean text, bright pages. Sound binding. Boards show soiling. Small price sticker ghost to front board and front free end paper. Light soil to side edge of page block; remainder stamp to bottom edge of page block. Corners worn. Rare.
Description:Fair in fair dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Ex-library....Fair in fair dust jacket. Highlighting/underlining. Ex-library. 471 p. Audience: General/trade. McCarthy's hardest-to-find 1st ed. Priced down because of condition, but this is a good, intact, collectible copy with an okay dj. Front matter contains brief handwritten comments by someone who was not a McCarthy fan--such as "Words--too many."
Description:GD+/GD+ TINY MENDED TEAR AND CREASE MARK ON TOP EDGE OF JACKET....GD+/GD+ TINY MENDED TEAR AND CREASE MARK ON TOP EDGE OF JACKET. YELLOW BOARDS WITH BLACK SPINE AND GOLD LETTERING. LIGHT BROWN SPOTTING ON BOARDS. 471 PAGES. FOXING ALONG PAGE EDGING. ISBN; 0-394-48213-1.
Description:N/a. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Mylar...N/a. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Mylar cover over DJ. Edges of text very lightly soiled. Photos available upon request. Name plate on front endpaper.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0394482131 First Edition. Price...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 0394482131 First Edition. Price intact. No remainder mark. Book and dust jacket have some age-tanning. Dust jacket has light edgewear and a tiny white spot on front. No flap creases, or jacket tears. Binding is square. There is bubbling to the front and rear pastedowns along the top three inches of the gutter. Page numbers 443, 446, 467, 469 & 470 have a kink in them (the kinks are about two inches down from the top of the page and they run all the way across the page from left to right in a thin line), this appears to be a manufacturing defect or less likely a repair of some kind. Stated First Edition with the number line 24689753 on copyright page, as called for a Random House first edition. Dust jacket in a Brodart protector. Photos available upon request.
Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A. : Random House
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Very good in a very good...Very good in very good dust jacket. Very good in a very good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page with the number line 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3. Book has some edge wear; slight foxing and soiling on page ends. A small remainder mark is stamped on the bottom edge. Dust jacket has the original price of $12.95 printed on the front flap; very slight rubbing at the corners and spine ends; very slight soiling on the back cover.
Description:Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo. 0394482131. First Edition...Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 8vo. 0394482131. First Edition/First Printing in still Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket showing limited edgewear and chipping. Scarce without the dreadful remainder mark. A unique collectible;
Description:0394482131. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition...0394482131. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First Edition stated on the copyright page, with the number line 24689753 below to denote a first printing. In the original dust jacket with the price of $12.95 intact.; 7.80 X 5.40 X 1.50 inches; 471 pages.
Description:Fair. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First...Fair. New York: Random House, 1979. First Edition, First Printing, with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page, as well as the proper printing code of "24689753" to denote a first printing. In the original dust jacket with the price of $12.95 intact. In Fair condition, in a Good Minus dust jacket. The boards show soiling, with heavy wear at the corners. Spine cloth heavily worn. Front hinge starting. Pages are in fair condition as well, with water warping, light pencil marking. The dust jacket shows edge wear, surface wear and creasing. It seems the book was lent out by a woman named Kit, who had each reader write an inscription. The front free end paper and the following page have a total of four gift inscriptions to a Kit and Barb, and the inscriptions suggest the people who wrote them knew Cormac McCarthy personally, or found themselves written into the book itself. A truly one-of-a-kind copy, offering an interesting glimpse into the background of the novel. The inscriptions, as far as can be deciphered, are as follows: 6/15/82A wonderful view of Knoxville's netherside. A fantastic(? ) collection of stamps and beautiful description of life. Bob Kronick(Most likely Robert Kronick, currently a professor of University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where Suttree is set; he earned his PhD there in 1971)Kit-Memories came Rushing back...of places and more than a few people, too. Charlie (Cormac) and I saw some of his images together. Now I wonder if it was as hard as Charlie saw...or as soft and clouded as I remember. Either way, it was fascinating. Love to you and Barbara, Jim Walls, Jr12/28/83(Assumed University of Tennessee Knoxville Geology professor)12 September 1981To Kit and Barb, Goddam it made me smile and cry-we are in this book Kit. Love youCh(? )Kit Einrsig(? )This was a wild love affair with pain and passion from 10-1-81 to 11/5/81-! ! )
I had to read this five hundred page book for class. With no story and an unlikable lead i thought I would never finish. The lead is a complete jerk. The prose the book is written in is well done, but ruined by placing a jerk in the lead. There are some interesting character, including one who gets romantic with watermelons, but nothing worth finishing the mammoth book.
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