First edition, signed with inscription to Mary Jane, brown paper over boards, black spine, gilt spine titles, brown pictorial dust jacket, light shelf wear to dust jacket, clean content, looks unread, tight binding. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The year is 1896, the place, New York City. On a cold March night New York Times reporter John Schuyler Moore is summoned to the East River by his friend and former Harvard classmate Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a psychologist, or "alienist." On the unfinished Williamsburg Bridge, they view the horribly mutilated body of an adolescent boy, a prostitute from one of Manhattan's infamous brothels.
The newly appointed police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt, in a highly unorthodox move, enlists the two men in the murder investigation, counting on the reserved Kreizler's intellect and Moore's knowledge of New York's vast criminal underworld. They are joined by Sara Howard, a brave and determined woman who works as a secretary in the police department. Laboring in secret (for alienists, and the emerging discipline of psychology, are viewed by the public with skepticism at best), the unlikely team embarks on what is a revolutionary effort in criminology-- amassing a psychological profile of the man they're looking for based on the details of his crimes. Their dangerous quest takes them into the tortured past and twisted mind of a murderer who has killed before. and will kill again before the hunt is over.
Fast-paced and gripping, infused with a historian's exactitude, The Alienist conjures up the Gilded Age and its untarnished underside: verminous tenements and opulent mansions, corrupt cops and flamboyant gangsters, shining opera houses and seamy gin mills. Here is a New York during an age when questioning society's belief that all killers are born, not made, could have unexpected and mortal consequences.
From the Publisher:
"You can smell the fear in the air." --The New York Times
"Gripping, atmospheric, intelligent, and entertaining." --USA Today
Title: The Alienist
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1994, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with dustjacket. 8vo. 496p. Slight chips at dj, small stain on front edge else a fine book in a very good dj.[Q1]. Seller Inventory # 11072
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. First Edition. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, Second Printing, 496 pages; traces of shelf and reading wear, otherwise very gently used, very clean and unmarked; DJ lightly bumped at spine and hinge ends, but no chips or tears. Seller Inventory # 038053
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. First Edition/First Printing, with the Random House number line beginning with 2.rather than the normal 1. Hardcover in unlcipped dustjacket. 496 pages. The brilliant bestseller of murder in New York City in 1896. Basis for a 2018 series on TNT Television. Some edgewear to the dustjacket and a 1" tear to the top back corner of the dj. A few touches of surface wear to the book itself. Otherwise a good dustjacket over a good book. Seller Inventory # 7614
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Boards. Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ. First edition. Deckled. light creasing to dj edges, some small nicks on spine edge of dj. Seller Inventory # 5521
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. First Edition. First edition, First printing. Book is in Very Good + condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Fore edges have a small amount of wear. Tiny food? stains to the inside first couple of pages. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Tiny bit of shelf wear/rub. Tiniest bit of wear along the edges. Not price clipped. Dust Jacket is covered by Mylar wrapper. All-ways well boxed, All-ways fast service. Thanks. Seller Inventory # 020798
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 496 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. FICTION. (Key Words: CaLEB CARR). book. Seller Inventory # 48204X1
Book Description random house, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Book in very good condition. Bookplate inside front board. A few marks on block edges. Creasing to tips corners Wrapper has tiniest nick on top spine. Minor creasing to edges. Seller Inventory # ABE-16293959401
Book Description Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Fifth Printing. This is the early reprint of the now famous novel -- published in exactly the same format and dust jacket as the first edition. A crisp, clean, as new copy of this classic 19th Century NYC murder mystery that involves Teddy Roosevelt, et al. Seller Inventory # 5005002
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Book Description Random House, 1994, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition NF/NF (couple of creases in front dj flap). Seller Inventory # 3273