As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself 'a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes'. Little does he realise how prophetic this motto ...Show synopsisAs a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself 'a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes'. Little does he realise how prophetic this motto will be - or how damning. For as Philip Roth follows Kepesh from the domesticity of his childhood into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a menage a trois in London to the throes of loneliness in New York, he creates a supremely intelligent, affecting and often hilarious novel about the dilemma of pleasure: where we seek it; why we flee it; and how we struggle to make a truce between dignity and desire.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. This 1977 stated first print...Very good in very good dust jacket. This 1977 stated first print hardcover has no marks or writing. I found two dog-earred pages. Red cloth boards with gold gilt 100%. Unclipped jacket with $8.95 has edge tanning and page edges are soiled. 263 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:First edition, first prnt. Beginning foxing on the bottom and...First edition, first prnt. Beginning foxing on the bottom and foreedge, spine cloth ends pushed; dustjacket with shallow creases at spine ends and a faint dampstain on rear panel bottom edge and corner. Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Collectible: Very Good/Very Good...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Collectible: Very Good/Very Good; Pages are crisp and clean. Cover/Spine show very minor wear. First printing 1977Free Delivery Confirmation. Ships from Arizona. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Book is enclosed in protective bag and a padded bubble mailer. Ships fast from Arizona with Free Delivery Confirmation. 100% Return policy. We are a family owned Company: )
Description:Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7;...Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7; Stated first printing, 1977. The book has light shelfwear and is almost imperceptibly cocked. The corners are sharp. The jacket is intact and bright, with some light general soiling. In Brodart.
Description:Fine in fine dust jacket. 263 pages First edition, first...Fine in fine dust jacket. 263 pages First edition, first printing. Dust jacket design by Nanette Stevenson. His 10th novel. This novel examines the pursuit and loss of erotic happiness. Fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy!
Description:First edition, first prnt. Foxing of foreedge and bottom edge,...First edition, first prnt. Foxing of foreedge and bottom edge, minimal shelfwear; dustjacket with few tiny shallow creases. Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. 263 p. Audience:...Very good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. 263 p. Audience: General/trade. This is the hardcover stated FSG First Edition from 1977. Other than a clipped back cardholder flyleaf (ex lib) and a hint of scoliosis, both the mylar-covered DJ and the book are in very good condition. There are no rips, tears, etc. and the pages and binding are tight. This wonderful, impossible-to-find item is available for purchase now! **Note: All books listed as FIRST EDITIONS are stated by the publisher in words or number lines--or--only stated editions that include only the publisher and publication date. NAME YOUR PRICE! ! ! Due to the vagaries of market fluctuations, an item's listed price should be considered a guideline. Serious buyers are welcome to make a BEST OFFER on each and every item listed, with the assurance that ALL reasonable offers will be accepted!
Description:Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by...Fine in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author(s) Flat signed by Philip Roth at title page. Red leatherette boards, gilt stamped cover initials and spine titles, lt. shelf wear. Deckled pages fine. Dj slight wear; front flap states BCE, protected in new clear sleeve. Original first edition jacket design w/Philip Grausman ebony and silver sculpture. Very attractive. As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself "a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes". Little does he realize how prophetic this motto will be--or how damning. For as we follow Kepesh into the wilderness of erotic possibility, we discover an intelligent and often hilarious novel about the dilemma of pleasure. 181 pages. Insured post.
The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth is certainly worth the read. It continues to explore the sexuality that is developed in Portnoys Complaint but does so on a more intricate, complex and sophisticated level. In a word, more maturely in both style and substance. The novel moves quickly is full of comprehensive, yet not overindulgent character development and takes the reader on fine and fun ride through the narration of the novel. I highly recommend the novel to anyone just discovering Roth or wanting to go a bit further in their discover of him as a writer. An excellent novel dealing apltly with human sexuality and its many complex nuances.
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