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Chimera

Barth, John

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ISBN 10: 0394481895 / ISBN 13: 9780394481890
Published by Random House, U.S.A., 1972
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Stated First Edition plus complete Random House number line beginning with #2. Near Fine/Fine. Book is square and tight with clean, compact text-block edges. No internal markings or inscriptions. A neat prior owner signature is mostly invisible and 3/4's covered by the front DJ flap, else fine. Appears as new and unread. The dust jacket is equally fine, bright and clean with the price ($8.95) intact. Wrapped in a renovable protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 000054

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Chimera

Publisher: Random House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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