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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by  Philip Roth - 1st Edition - 1959 - from Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA (SKU: 18340)

Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories

by Roth, Philip

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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Houghton Mifflin, 1959. First Edition (first printing). The first book by the celebrated author of PORTNOY'S COMPLAINT and AMERICAN PASTORAL, a short novel about a wealthy young woman and a young man who finds the opulence that surrounds her to be funny (as well as five short stories). Basis for the film. Near Fine/Near Fine -- slight crimping at the head and foot of the spine and a spot of edgewear at the top of the rear dust jacket panel. Overall, a much cleaner copy than is usually found.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.


Goodbye, Columbus (1959) is the title of the first book published by the American novelist Philip Roth, a collection of six stories. In addition to its title novella, set in New Jersey, Goodbye, Columbus contains the five short stories "The Conversion of the Jews," "Defender of the Faith," "Epstein," "You Can't Tell a Man by the Song He Sings," and "Eli, the Fanatic.


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Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA US (US)
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Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories
Roth, Philip
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Used - Near Fine
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Dust Jacket Included
1st Edition
Houghton Mifflin
Date Published
General Literary Fiction
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About Bill Leone, Bookseller ABAA

Bill Leone, Bookseller is a family owned business specializing in Modern Literary First Editions.


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