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The Great Santini by Pat Conroy - First Edition - 1977 - from Rooke Books (SKU: 037644)

The Great Santini

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The Great Santini

by Pat Conroy

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
NEAR FINE in a V/Dust Jacket Included
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London - Collins, 1977 Book. NEAR FINE in a V. Hardcover. The first UKedition of this popular tale of life in the Marines from Pat Conroy. The novel is based on Conroy's own childhood experiences growing up in a military family. Conroy's own father, Donald Conroy, was the inspiration for Bull Meecham. Condition: In a navy cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart, with just some bumping. Dustwrapper is quite smart, though with a couple of chips and small closed tears, and some sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean, with just the occasional handing mark, and some creasing to the lower fore-edge. Overall: NEAR FINE in a VERY GOOD INDEED dustwrapper..

Synopsis

The Great Santini is a novel written by Pat Conroy and published in 1976. Marine Col. Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling, but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben.   A born athlete who desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.   Inspired by Pat Conroy’s own difficult relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family, and a moving novel of a son determined to become his own man. The novel was made into a film of the same name in 1979, starring Robert Duvall in the title role.

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Details

Bookseller
Rooke Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
037644
Title
The Great Santini
Author
Pat Conroy
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - NEAR FINE in a V
Jacket condition
Dust Jacket Included
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London - Collins
Date published
1977

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About Rooke Books

Welcome to Rooke Books Antiquarian BooksellerWe are a small team dedicated to bringing you very scarce books at reasonable prices. We specialise in rare and hard to come by works on all subjects over the last 500 years, together with modern first editions and decorative sets and bindings. Our library has something for every interest and specialism. We deliver worldwide using a fully tracked and insured courier delivery service. Where are We?Based in the literary city of Bath, our offices are housed in the Eastern Dispensary. Built in 1845, the building originally existed as a charitable institution providing medical care.The building now houses our collection of over twenty thousand books and has five full time members of staff.

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