'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels'. So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad ...
'The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings, and the second was that human beings could survive a life led in hotels'. So says John Berry, son of a hapless dreamer, brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings, and chronicler of the lives lived, the loves experienced, the deaths met, and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry. Hoteliers, pet-bear owners, friends of Freud (the animal trainer and vaudevillian, that is), and playthings of mad fate, they 'dream on' in this funny, sad, outrageous, and moving novel.
Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [xiv], 401,  pages. 052512800x. First edition/first printing in Very Good condition with ding to front board, lightly foxed edges, and remainder mark to bottom edge in Near Fine dust-jacket with light sunning particularly to back panel and trivial edgewear; Irving's fifth novel has John Berry, middle son in a family of five children tell the story of "a family whose favorite story was the story of my mother and father's romance: how father bought the bear and how mother and father fell in love"; Remainder.
Very good in very good dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + VERY GOOD CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. Audience: General/trade.
Good in J Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" Tight, Good Condition copy. Some chipping and creasing to edges of dust jacket and some staining to top of foredge. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Signed by author on title page. Signed: I Signed By Author.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PREVIOUS OWNER BY JOHN IRVING. 1st Edition. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket shows some edge wear with a few minor chips, otherwise in very good condition.
Very Good + in near fine jacket. Stated first edition. The author's fifth novel following on the heels of his breakout book, The World According To Garp. A handsome very good copy in a near fine unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED by Irving on the half-title page.
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