Title: CHANG AND ENG - Scarce Fine Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Dutton, 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 336 pages. Published in 2000. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary events of our time. Published to enormous critical acclaim, it remains Darin Strauss' finest achievement. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Darin Strauss' "Chang And Eng". A brilliant debut. Born attached at the chest, Chang and Eng Bunker were the first to be called Siamese Twins. They were one of the 19th century's most legendary human oddities. "Narrated by Eng during the final moments of his life, 'Chang and Eng' follows the extraordinary lives of the twins from poverty to wealth, from hopeless solitude to boundless love, from the court of the King of Siam to the crowded bedroom of their North Carolina home. An unforgettable and sublimely moving story that reveals the longings and humanity of these remarkable twins" (Publisher's blurb). There is a whole library on the real-life characters. Darin Strauss seems to have read and sifted through them all, and found the true story. "One of the most riskily imagined and successfully realized novels I've read in years" (Joyce Carol Oates). An absolute "must-have" title for Darin Strauss collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Darin Strauss. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He also crossed out his printed name. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0525945121. Bookseller Inventory # 9854
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