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Revolutionary Road. by  Richard Yates - Signed First Edition - 1961 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 2784)

Revolutionary Road.

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Revolutionary Road.

by Yates, Richard

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Boston: Little, Brown, 1961. First edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated by Yates on the front free endpapaper, "For Jim Brady With best wishes always, Dick Yates Feb 1, 87." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light shelfwear. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very sharp example, uncommon signed and inscribed. Revolutionary Road is the The Great Gatsby of my time. One of the best books written by a member of my generation" (Kurt Vonnegut). "If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction I don't know what it is" (Tennessee Williams). Chosen by Time as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Adapted in 2008 to film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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Revolutionary Road, the first novel of author Richard Yates, was a finalist for the National Book Award in 1962 along with Catch-22 and The Moviegoer. When it was published by Atlantic-Little, Brown in 1961, it received critical acclaim, and the New York Times reviewed it as "beautifully crafted... a remarkable and deeply troubling book. " In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.

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book dealer
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2784
Title
Revolutionary Road.
Author
Yates, Richard
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1961
Keywords
Leonard Di Caprio, Revolutionary Road Signed First Edition, Richard Yates, Richard Yates Signed First Edition, signed

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [more]
shelfwear
Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [more]
clamshell box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with... [more]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been... [more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
jacket
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