By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage. Having sacked her handyman, newly-widowed Mrs Emerson finds a replacement in Elizabeth, a lanky, awkward girl. The Emersons - there are seven grown-up children - have a reputation for craziness and Elizabeth finds herself drawn into their disorderly lives against her will. But in the ...Read MoreBy the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amateur Marriage. Having sacked her handyman, newly-widowed Mrs Emerson finds a replacement in Elizabeth, a lanky, awkward girl. The Emersons - there are seven grown-up children - have a reputation for craziness and Elizabeth finds herself drawn into their disorderly lives against her will. But in the end it is hard to tell whether she is a victim of the needy Emersons, or the de facto ruler of the family.Read Less
Fair in Fair jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Textblock is light tanned but unmarked. Green boards and spine are faded, tanning and dust soiled. Spine and front board have gilt lettering. Corners and spine are bumped. Spine is cocked. Top edge is green stained as issued. Dust jacket is tanned, dust soiled and has small tears at corners and spine. Price is clipped. 312 pgs. Previous owner attached an address stamp to first two free end pages.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) 1972 Knopf Stated FIRST Edition of this early Tyler novel in VG-/VG condition and a **SIGNED** page tipped in. There are tape ghosts on the outer and inner boards yet no library marks at all so I do not think it was ever in a library. There is a bit of a lean but rather minor. The unclipped DJ ($6.95) is very clean and with one small tear now repaired and in mylar.
Fourth printing. A little sunning to the edges of the boards, near fine in a slightly spine-tanned, very good plus, price-clipped dustwrapper. Inscribed by Tyler to author Nicholas Delbanco: "For Nick Delbanco with admiration. Anne Tyler." Author's fourth novel. Tyler is a generous signer, but one seldom finds books with significant associative value.
Near Fine in VG++ jacket. Signed by Author True first edition (stated) of the author's fourth book rebound in green cloth with new endpapers. Stamped in gold. Only flaw is sunning to green on top edge of book. Fitted with a first state dust jacket with the $6.95 price and the numbers 4/72 at the bottom of back flap. Signed by Ms. Tyler on a bookplate affixed to the second free endsheet. A handsome "restored" copy--priced accordingly.
First Printing. Octavo; olive green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; green topstain; dustjacket; 312pp, . Bookplate signed by Tyler loosely laid in. Sunning to spine and upper board edges, topstain faded at one end with a few tiny splash marks, and a faint dampstain to upper front panel; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped, gently sunned at spine, with a few faint dampstains; Very Good+. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's fourth book.
Signed by Author First printing of the author's fourth book, very good in a very good dust jacket. The green cloth is a little discolored at the edges of the front board, and slightly faded generally at edges. The endpapers and page edges have very light spotting, and the green topstain is just slightly uneven in color. The jacket has numerous small holes along the foredge of the front panel and on the spine. There is also very shallow loss at the top edge, and some light soiling. With the flaws, the book is still tight and square, and is signed by the author on the title page.
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