First Printing of the First British Edition, with review slip from The Birmingham Post loosely laid in. Book and dust jacket in fine condition, with a trace of shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A National Book Award winner, this bawdy, comic trio of novellas finds John Barth injecting his signature wit into three tales many times told: that of Scheherazade, storyteller of the Thousand and One Nights; of Perseus, slayer of Medusa; and of Bellerophon, rider of Pegasus and slayer of the Chimera.
From the Inside Flap:
"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.
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Publication Date: 1974
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description 1974 Andre Deutsch, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. pp 308 price clipped dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 01167
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1973 Fawcett Crest mass market, light cover wear, faint crease on spine, tight binding, tanning pages, clean text Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority. Bookseller Inventory # cmm760416
Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1974. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First UK Edition. Red cloth, gilt lettering on spine. 308pp. Faint foxing to text block edges. Gift inscription on front pastedown. Ffep has gift inscription plus a list of signatures. Binding is tight, pages clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001813
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Servi, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st HB Deutsch 1974; very good in very good unclipped dust jacket; inside clean with no stamps, inscriptions or foxing. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000221480
Book Description Andre Deutsch, London, 1974. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Near pristine copy. No jacket. BP. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1489460442606
Book Description Deutsch, London, 1974 First U.k. Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1974. 8vo. pp 308. Original publisher's red cloth lettered gilt at spine. ISBN: 0233965513 Fine in complete, cream, near fine dust jacket, with very slight tanning. No inscriptions, not price-clipped. Exceptional condition. Bookseller Inventory # C21884