1994,1994 First Printing, Very Good Book with mild shelf wear, full Random house Number Line 98765432 , 493 clean tight unmarked, rough cut pages, end pages have thin brown stripes with a b/w photo of a 1800's street, dark brown boards with 1/4 black cloth spine, bright orange lettering on the spine, orange stamped "CC" on the front cover, jacket is near fine, unclipped in mylar cover, unfocused b/w photo of a man walking down a street, black panel on the front and spine of jacket with gold lettering. Bookseller Inventory # 000989
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 Inc
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Random House, 1994. Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP2500029
Book Description Random House, 1994. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3945229
Book Description Random House, 1994. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP12915606
Book Description Random House April 1994, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Used-Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Seller Inventory # 39582
Book Description Random House, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. Early Reprint. 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. Basis for the television series. Seller Inventory # 5005350
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. A Good book in a VG+ dust jacket. First Edition (stated) / First Printing (with correct number line to "2" accompanied with "First Edition" which is how Random House indicated first printings at the time). Winner of the Anthony Award for Best First Novel Book has edge wear, a dirt smudge (perhaps removable) to top page block and a noticeable lean else clean, unmarked and fairly tight. Jacket has light shelf wear and a tiny 1/4 inch incision/ tear at edge of wrap around flap else fully intact, bright and clean with no markings or further tears. Seller Inventory # 001776
Book Description NY, Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Printing with the correct number line used by Random House in 1994, This copy has been read and shows a mild slant, The interior pages are clean, faint rubbing to the bottom of the boards, The dust jacket has a small tear to the top right rear corner, The Alienist was the basis for a TNT television mini-series. Seller Inventory # M1081
Book Description Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, the volume is in pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Owners label on front page. Seller Inventory # ABE-1512615889606
Book Description Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. New York: Random House, 1994. Hardcover. First edition, First printing. First book in the Kreizler series. Near Fine with light edge wear. Seller Inventory # 20181212001OFFFH44CA
Book Description Random House, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. 1st Edition. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Review papers laid in. Basis for popular TV series. Seller Inventory # 7617