Top edge colored olive. DJ has 1"x1/2" abrasion on front panel (2" from bottom front edge). Helpin's First Book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The twenty stories here, many of which have been anthologized throughout the world, are strikingly beautiful pieces on enduring and universal questions by a writer the San Francisco Review of Books calls “a master crafter of the short story.”
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
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Almost Fine
Edition: First Edition
Book Description KNOPF, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92630331
Book Description KNOPF, 1975. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP93165669
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0394496590I5N10
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: POOR. Noticeably used, showing heavy wear to cover and pages. Might have notes, underlining and or highlighting. Accessories such as CD, codes, and dust jackets may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2547582998
Book Description Random House, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0394496590
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Small tear on the back of the dust jacket. Small sticker residue on front free end paper. Pages are clean, no markings. Binding is tight. 180 pages. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket is in a protective cover, price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 209150
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 0394496590 Good - Light wear - Crease along spine - Bumping to corners - Cover shows wear - Wear on pages - Great reading copy! (shelf 138, row 2) T. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1076597
Book Description U.S.A.: Random House, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Very Good condition in Very Good dust jacket - slight yellowing to jacket and slight soiling to jacket back. Collection of short stories - Mark Helprin's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 6714
Book Description Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.: Random House Inc, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Slight foxing along edge of papers, binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. This book was part of John Barth's library, as indicated by the stamp on the FFEP. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-12195625550
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. No markings. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket is price-clipped, small tear to edge, in a protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 209080