Green cloth, gold stamped lettering on spine is dimmed & partly rubbed, sun faded edges, unclipped dj darkened, heavily chipped top side with 3 small traingles missing, in mylar. Copyright states first edition, tipped in p. 231-232 with corrected last line indicating a later state. Clean contents, strudy binding, endpapers lightly toned, author's inscription ffep.: 'For katherine and Michael in enduring friendship Bern.'. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: With a new introduction by Thomas Mallon
Dubin's Lives (1979) is a compassionate and wry commedia, a book praised by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt in The New York Times as Malamud's "best novel since The Assistant. Possibly, it is the best he has written of all."
Its protagonist is one of Malamud's finest characters; prize-winning biographer William Dubin, who learns from lives, or thinks he does: those he writes, those he shares, the life he lives. Now in his later middle age, he seeks his own secret self, and the obsession of biography is supplanted by the obsession of love--love for a woman half is age, who has sought an understanding of her life through his books. Dubin's Lives is a rich, subtle book, as well as a moving tale of love and marriage.
Product Description: William Dublin is middle-aged, a distinguished biographer seeking increased accomplishment and the key to his inner feelings. His marriage is stable if unexciting, and he lives comfortably with his wife in Vermont. Then his imagination is caught by Fanny, a young girl of twenty-three, and he is thrown into an intense, erotic love affair that threatens to destroy his measured, disciplined world and the lives of those around him.
Title: Dubin's Lives
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux January 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Book Condition: Very Good -
Edition: First Printing.
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP84657221
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2603475475
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2617558239
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1979. Book Condition: Good. 1st. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9093001
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0374144141I3N10
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0374144141I5N00
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002579912
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002636646
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Book Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # P05B-wmha1715
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N26H-00435