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Chimera - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Barth, John

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ISBN 10: 0394481399 / ISBN 13: 9780394481395
Published by Random House, New York, 1972
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in Very Good+ dust-jacket with limited rubbing and creasing. A handsome copy; "Like the Chimera of myth, which had a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail, they are all joined into a single, dazzling whole that is, in a sense, the culmination of all of John Barth's work thus far, transforming myth into daily reality and vice versa." - from the dust-jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 16156

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Title: Chimera - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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The comic adventures of Dunyazade, Perseus, and Bellerophon reveal the author's thought on the nature of a hero and relationships between men and women

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"Rich, hilarious . . . There's every chance in the world that John Barth is a genius." Playboy
By the winner of the National Book Award and bestselling author of "The Tidewater Tales," three of the great myths of all time revisited by a modern master.
Dunyazade, Scheherazade's kid sister, holds the destiny of herself and the prince who holds her captive.
Perseus, the demigod who slew the Gorgon Medusa, finds himself at forty battling for simple self-respect like any common mortal.
Bellerophon, once a hero for taming the winged horse Pegasus, must wrestle with a contentment that only leaves him wretched.

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