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Suffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, "The Crying of Lot 49" opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has ...Show synopsisSuffused with rich satire, chaotic brilliance, verbal turbulence and wild humour, "The Crying of Lot 49" opens as Oedipa Maas discovers that she has been made executrix of a former lover's estate. The performance of her duties sets her on a strange trail of detection, in which bizarre characters crowd in to help or confuse her. But gradually, death, drugs, madness and marriage combine to leave Oepida in isolation on the threshold of revelation, awaiting "The Crying of Lot 49". This is one of Pynchon's shortest novels and one of his best.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. 183 p. Audience: General...Very good in very good dust jacket. 183 p. Audience: General/trade. Lippincott. Book Condition: Used-Very Good. Philadelphia/New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1966; stated first edition; 8vo grey and yellow boards/VG, some bumping along lower edge, spine heel is discolored with minor soiling to book edges; jacket/VG+, small chip missing from head of spine, light creasing and faint chipping to lower edges/corners, some smudging/tanning, a very small fold along lower edge, else near fine.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. 183 p. Audience: General...Very good in very good dust jacket. 183 p. Audience: General/trade. LIPPINCOTT., PHILADELPHIA, 1965. First Edition stated, VG+ Hardcover VG+ Dust Jacket. Book: corners bumped, spine edges slightly frayed, edges somewhat soiled, but interior is clean, straight and tight. DJ: unclipped, corners bumped, and very lightly frayed edges, else fine in mylar. Author's elusive second book.
Edition: First edition. True First Edition/First Printing
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. 4 small tape ghosts and...Very good in very good dust jacket. 4 small tape ghosts and tiny black spots onendpapers and pastedowns, otherwise Very Good+ in Very Good (wrinkled and slight wear at spine edge) Dust Jacket. Appears to be unread.
Description:Very Good. New York: Lippincott, 1966. First Edition, first...Very Good. New York: Lippincott, 1966. First Edition, first printing with statement of "First Edition" on copyright page. In original dust jacket with price of $3.95 in tact. Hardcover in Very Good condition, in an Very Good dust jacket. Clean pages, slightly age toned. Sound binding. Boards show light edge wear and sunning to top edge. The price on the dust jacket is crossed out in pen, with a new price written to its side. The dust jacket shows edge wear with light chipping, and rubbing. There are a few closed tears to the rear panel, as well as a gentle verticle crease to the rear panel as well. Comes wrapped in a brand new removable plastic protective sleeve. Presents well.
Description:Good. New York; J. B Lippincott Company, 1966. 183 pp. Stated...Good. New York; J. B Lippincott Company, 1966. 183 pp. Stated First Edition. In original dust jacket, with date code "366" on top interior flap, and original cover price of "$3.95" on the bottom of the interior flap. Clean pages and tight binding. Previous owner's name penned inside front board. DJ has edgewear, chipping, and is possibly trimmed, it seems slightly too short for the height of the book. Sunning to top of boards.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with just some dust...Fine in fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy with just some dust on the dark blue top edge staining. 183 p. Audience: General/trade. Stated 1st. Unclipped dust wrapper. Publisher's code 366 at top corner of d/w.
I couldn't decide what i thought about this book. I do plan to read other books by the author, but I'm not sure that that has as much to do with the book as it does with the author. Pynchon works closely with several post-modern ideas (invented a few, from what I understand) but I feel like he got ...
When I first told a co-worker I was enjoying my first foray into Thomas Pynchon, he snidely remarked, "NO ONE enjoys Pynchon...you experience him." That comment was intentionally pretentious, but there's some truth to it -- there is simply no way to digest Pynchon completely upon first read -- the ...
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