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Chimera

Barth, John

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ISBN 10: 0394481895 / ISBN 13: 9780394481890
Published by Random House
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0394481895 1972. 308 pages. #233 of 300 specially bound limited edition copies. Signed by Barth on the limitation page. Red cloth with silver and gold titling. Cloth fine, free of wear aside from mild fading to spine. Spine square. Binding sound. No jacket, as issued. Interior bright and unmarked. Slipcase shows scuffing in places throughout. Prior owner wrote "233" on slipcase spine. > DJ > First edition > SIGNED by Author. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2002727

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Title: Chimera

Publisher: Random House

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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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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