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World's Fair by  E. L Doctorow - First Edition - 1985 - from E Ridge fine Books and

World's Fair

by Doctorow, E. L

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Westminster, Maryland: Random House Inc.. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394525280 . Clean bright copy. ; Beautiful Third printing Hardcover, NF slight shelf wear, DJ with only the slightest rumple on the top edge and inside corner bearing a shallow, light crease. Winner of the National Book Award The astonishing novel of a young boy's life in the New York r City of the 1930s, a stunning recreation of the sights, sounds, aromas and emotions of a time when the streets were safe, families stuck together through thick and thin, and all the promises of a generation culminate in a single great World's Fair . ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish descent and is an American author. World’s Fair was the 1986 recipient of the National Book Award. In this wonderfully descriptive novel we meet the narrator, young Edgar Altschuler, a Jewish kid growing up in the Bronx of the 1930’s. The introspective drama follows Edgars from infancy through age 9, and captures the stunning sights, emotions and sounds of that time period. The story culminates with Edgar’s visit to the exciting World’s Fair of 1939 in Flushing Meadow. E.L. Doctorow skillfully reveals an especially good story that is compelling and memorable.


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