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Catch-22 ----Bookclub Edition with Heller's Picture to Rear Panel----

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Catch-22 ----Bookclub Edition with Heller's Picture to Rear Panel----

by Heller, Joseph

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Simon & Schuster, 1961. Book Club (BCE/BOMC) . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book club edition / facsimile that retains the look of the original edition. Apparently there are quite a few different bookclub editions of this title. This particular one has the full photo of Heller to rear jacket panel, not often seen. As a bonus, this is a very nice copy.

Synopsis

Catch-22 is Joseph Heller’s first novel and his most acclaimed work. Set during World War II, the novel uses a distinctive non-chronological third-person omniscient narration, mainly focusing on the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier. Occasionally, the narrator also shows us how other characters, such as the chaplain or Hungry Joe, experience the world around them. As the novel’s events are described from the different points of view through separate out-of-sequence storylines, the timeline of Catch-22 develops along with the plot. The novel's title refers to a plot device that is repeatedly invoked in the story. Catch-22 starts as a set of paradoxical requirements whereby airmen mentally unfit to fly did not have to, but could not actually be excused. By the end of the novel, the phrase is invoked as the explanation for many unreasonable restrictions. “Catch-22” has since entered the English language and can be understood as an unsolvable logic puzzle, a difficult situation from which there is no escape. Upon publication, the book was not a best seller in the United States. It was merely a cult favorite until the publication of the paperback edition in 1962, which set record sales — most likely benefitting from a national debate about the pointlessness of the Vietnam War. Catch-22 has since been ranked as one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library, one of the 20th century's top 100 novels by the Radcliffe Publishing Course, and one of the 100 greatest novels of all time by The Observer. 

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Seller
Craig Hokenson Bookseller US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
043205
Title
Catch-22 ----Bookclub Edition with Heller's Picture to Rear Panel----
Author
Heller, Joseph
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Date Published
1961
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About Craig Hokenson Bookseller

I am internet based, and participate in several book shows a year. Visitors welcome by appointment. I specialize in modern first editions, but offer a wide range of books. I have been buying and selling books for 20 years. I buy books, and will certainly consider trades. Member of the Texas Booksellers Association.

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