Franzen, Jonathan: The Twenty-seventh City

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Franzen, Jonathan : The Twenty-seventh City

Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York City, NY, 1988

ISBN 0374279721

First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 517 pages. The author's debut novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "The Twenty-Seventh City". His first novel. The twenty-seventh biggest American city, St. Louis, Missouri, is a quietly dying river city until it hires a new police chief, a charismatic young woman from Bombay named S. Jammu. No sooner has Jammu been installed than the city's leading citizens become embroiled in an all-pervasive political conspiracy. A classic of contemporary fiction, "The Twenty-Seventh City" shows us an ordinary metropolis turned inside out, and the American Dream unraveling into terror and dark comedy. The novel received rare praise from a great Poet Laureate: "Few novels I have read combine the personal life and that of the city with such keenness and skill" (Howard Nemerov). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Jonathan Franzen 10.5.13 NYC". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have major flaws yet command as much as $750. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374279721.

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Franzen, Jonathan : THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY

NY: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. 1988, 1988

ISBN 1125134135

ADVANCE READING COPY. Fine in bulky pictorial printed wrappers. Author's FIRST book., Fine

First Edition

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Franzen, Jonathan : THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY

FARRAR, STRAUS GIROUX., NY, 1988

ISBN 1125134135

UNCORRECTED PROOF. Not to be mistaken for the fairly common ARC. Near fine in plain grey printed wrappers. (Mild spine lean. Faint postage stamp-size stain on rear cover) The author's FIRST book. A notably uncommon advance. (B), Near Fine

First Edition

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NY: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. 1988, 1988

ISBN 0374279721

Fine in a fine dj. Author's FIRST book., Fine

First Edition

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