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Something Happened by  Joseph HELLER - Signed First Edition - 1974 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Something Happened

by HELLER, Joseph

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 569pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. A tight and quite nice first edition of the second novel by the famed "Catch-22" novelist (1923-99), signed boldly by him in black ink on the front flyleaf. Kroch's & Brentano's "First Edition Circle" bookmark laid in.

Something Happened is a 1974 novel by Joseph Heller. His second novel (release thirteen years after Catch-22), it turns the focus of the same jaundiced eye from life in the military to the work and home life of Corporate Man living the American Dream. Something Happened has a much darker tone than its predecessor.




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