First Edition/First Printing. Fine (usual toning to page edges) in Fine dust jacket. A crisp, unread copy. Increasingly difficult to find in this condition!. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic.
With an uncanny ability to depict the lives of men and women who rarely register in our literature, Phillips writes stories that lay bare their suffering and joy. Here are the abused and the abandoned, the violent and the passive, the impoverished and the disenfranchised who populate the small towns and rural byways of the country. A patron of the arts reserves his fondest feeling for the one man who wants it least. A stripper, the daughter of a witch, escapes from poverty into another kind of violence. A young girl during the Depression is caught between the love of her crazy father and the no less powerful love of her sorrowful mother. These are great American stories that have earned a privileged place in our literature.
From the Back Cover:
"Brilliant... Phillips is a virtuoso."
--Chicago Tribune Book World
"Extraordinary... Phillips shines brightly... This is a sweetheart of a book."
--John Irving, The New York Times Book Review
"[Phillips] knows how to write about the way dreams live with us... Genius is the word for her."
--The Boston Globe
Title: Black Tickets
Publisher: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Delacorte Press, New York, 1979. Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Printing. xii, 265pp; pages tanned, blue d/j with one small tear at top edge, pink title to spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 043703
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0440007089I5N00
Book Description Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Condition: Fair. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93850804
Book Description Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0440007089-2-4
Book Description Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0440007089
Book Description Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, New York, 1979. First Edition. First Edition. Author's first trade book, a collection of twenty-seven short stories (after two limited edition collections: "Counting" and Sweethearts"). Foxing to the top page edges, and a faint sticker shadow on the jacket verso, else Near Fine and unread in a Near Fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 133922
Book Description Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0440007089. Seller Inventory # 619701
Book Description Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. New York: Delacorte Press / A Seymour Lawrence Book, 1979. The uncommon hardcover first edition of her well-received first collection of stories. Was issued simultaneously in hardcover and paperback; the hardcover used the same acidic paper as the paperback and the pages have thus browned with age. No internal markings and NOT ex-library. Mylar-protected DJ is NOT price-clipped and has minimal shelf wear on the spine ends. Book. Seller Inventory # 4C-ZI8B-GMG9
Book Description Delacorte Press / Seymour Lawrence, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Condition: Very good +. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. First edition. SIGNED. 265pp. Octavo [20.5 cm] Blue cloth over boards, with lettering in gilt on the spine and front cover. The spine is a trifle rolled back, and the dust jacket is moderately rubbed. A collection of short stories dealing with the dreams and passions of young people, and depicting the desperate loneliness that pervades American life. Inscribed by the author on the front free endsheet, and additionally signed by the author on the title page. The inscription on the front free endsheet reads, "In appreciation for your interest in my work, and in hopes you remain equal to whatever you desire- Sincerely, Jayne Anne Phillips, Provincetown, Jan 31, 1980.". Seller Inventory # 48552
Book Description DELACORTE PRESS/ A SEYMOUR LAWRENCE BOOK, NY, 1979. HARDCOVER. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. AUTHOR'S AUTO-PEN SIGNATURE , TINY CHIP TO A UNCLIPPED DJ. Seller Inventory # 010991