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The Recognitions by  William GADDIS - First edition - 1955 - from Sawtooth Books (SKU: 28652)

The Recognitions

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The Recognitions

by GADDIS, William

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New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1955. First edition. Hardcover. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine book in a very good dust jacket. Some chipping at the head and foot of the jacket spine, light soiling to the rear panel. A stain on the bottom edges of the book. A faint 1.99 on bottom edge. First state dust jacket with "383 Madison Avenue" on rear flap.

Synopsis

The Recognitions is a 1955 novel by American William Gaddis. It is widely praised, and also known for its complexity. The novel was poorly received initially, but Gaddis's reputation grew, twenty years later, with the publication of his second novel J R (which won a National Book Award), and The Recognitions received belated fame; it is usually placed at least on a par with the later novel. Time Magazine included The Recognitions in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.

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Bookseller
Sawtooth Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
28652
Title
The Recognitions
Author
GADDIS, William
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt Brace & Co
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1955

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