Being There

Jerzy Kosinski

Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970
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First edition first printing book and unclipped dust jacket in near perfect condition, unread, beautiful collectible, This book was made into a wonderful Peter Sellers movie. The hero of this startling novel is called Chance, a name that carries ominous overtones: he may be the man of tomorrow. Chance is the quintessential anti-hero. his whole life has been spent in two solitary pursuits: tending a garden and watching television effortlessly and relentlessly. The result is chilling. Bookseller Inventory #

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Audie Award Nominee, Best Solo Narration, 2013

Jerzy Kosinski’s clever parable of a naive man thrust into the modern world is more pointed now than ever. Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man, The Graduate), perhaps best known for his portrayals of vulnerable characters and antiheroes, gives an understated and exemplary performance of this satiric look at the unreality of American media culture.

Chance, the enigmatic gardener, becomes Chauncey Gardiner after getting hit by a limo belonging to a Wall Street tycoon. The whirlwind that follows brings Chance to his new status of political policy advisor and possible vice presidential candidate. His garden-variety political responses, inspired by television, become heralded as visionary, and he is soon a media icon due to his unknown background and vague, yet appealing, conversational nature. Being There was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, starring Peter Sellers as Chance, in 1979.

Being There is part of Audible’s A-List Collection, featuring the world’s most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star helped select.

From the Publisher: Chauncey Gardiner is the great enigma: a hero of the American media. TV loves him; print pursues him. He is a household face. He is the one everybody is talking about, though nobody knows what HE is talking about. No one knows where he has come from, but everybody knows he has come to money, power and sex. Was he led to all this by the lovely, well-connected wife of a dying Wall Street tycoon? Or is Chauncey Gardiner riding the waves all by himself because, like a TV image, he floated into the world buoyed up by a force he did not see and could not name? Does he know something we don't? Will he fail? Will he ever be unhappy? The reader must decide.

"Being There is one of those rare books which echoes in the mind long after you have finished it. It will survive as a seminal work of the Seventies."--New York Post.

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Title: Being There
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Publication Date: 1970
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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