hardcover. Light bump to spine ends, very faint and small red remainder stamp to top page edges (very difficult to see because of the green top stain to the page edges), else a tight near fine copy in a very good plus dust jacket (just a touch of wear to the spinal extremities). Protected in a mylar cover. A nice copy of the author's first book. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Twenty stories, set in different locations, cultures and times, depict people whose lives and conceptions of life show them to be both extraordinary and commonplace
From the Back Cover:
"When you read these stories, as you must, you will, I believe, be uplifted and awed." - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
These twenty stories are strikingly beautiful essays on enduring and universal questions. In Rome, in the hour of his death, an American priest must choose between his Church and his God. In a hot, dirty typewriter ribbon factory in the Bronx, a young man finds love. A Dutch child in a Canadian orphanage carries in her heart the pain of war and her love for her family. A Sicilian widow meditates on the end of her family line. An Israeli scout risks the safety and respect of his comrades in an act of transfiguring gentleness and charity. In these and the fifteen other stories, "the author's special capacity is the transmission of values as the unspoken and underlying dramatic force of his fiction" (Harper's Magazine).
"A dazzling collection." - The San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
"Mark Helprin writes with ease and sureness . . . with a compassionate understanding and a clean, lucid prose . . . that is all too rare in our fiction." - The New York Times Book Review
"A kind of genius" (The Spectator), "Helprin has total command of his imagined world in these stories of astonishing scope and power" (The Chicago Tribune).
Educated at Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford, Mark Helprin served in the Israeli army, Israeli Air Force, and British Merchant Navy. He is the author of, among other titles, Refiner's Fire, Ellis Island and Other Stories, Winter's Tale, A Soldier of the Great War, Memoir from Antproof Case, The Pacific and Other Stories, and Freddy and Fredericka.
Title: A Dove of the East and Other Stories
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Near fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975., 1975. 1st edition, hardback, edges slightly browned, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Good dustwrapper; wrapper edges slightly frayed, not price-clipped. ISBN: 0394496590. Seller Inventory # 28167
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0394496590I5N00
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # G0394496590I3N10
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0394496590I3N00
Book Description KNOPF, 1975. Condition: Fair. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP92630331
Book Description KNOPF, 1975. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP93165669
Book Description Condition: Acceptable. This is a hard cover book. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The pages have normal wear. This is an ex library book and has library labels. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours. Seller Inventory # 3O6C9I006DI8
Book Description Random House, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394496590
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Tight clean book in rubbed DJ with 3 cm tear to rear panel. Youthful photo of Helprin on rear panel of dust jacket. ; Author's first Book. Seller Inventory # 48515
Book Description Knopf, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. ; First U.S. edition of author's first book. Collection of short stories by the author of "Winter's Tale". Bruising and some chipping to laminate at top spine, bump and samll closed tear to upper back tip - overall a tight apparently unread copy. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 25906