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George Mills

Elkin, Stanley

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ISBN 10: 0525241418 / ISBN 13: 9780525241416
Published by Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1982
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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1st Trade Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate decal affixed to title page (signature only). $15.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Nice copy of National Book Critics Circle Award winner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028462

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Title: George Mills

Publisher: Dutton, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An ambitious, digressive, and endlessly entertaining account of the thousand-year history of the George Millses, George Mills is the antithesis to the typical Horatio Alger story. Since the First Crusade, there has always been a George Mills, who―despite his best efforts―is unable to improve his position in life or that of his descendants. Instead, all the George Millses are forced to accept their lot as true blue-collar workers, serving important personages in a series of odd jobs ranging from horse talker in a salt mine to working as a furniture mover in contemporary St. Louis. But the latest in the long line of George Millses may also be the last, as he obsesses about his family’s history and determines that he will be the one to break this doomed cycle of servitude.

About the Author:

Stanley Elkin (1930-1995) was an award-winning author of novels, short stories, and essays. Born in the Bronx, Elkin received his BA and PhD from the University of Illinois and in 1960 became a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis where he taught until his death. His critically acclaimed works include the National Book Critics Circle Award-winners "George Mills" (1982) and "Mrs. Ted Bliss" (1995), as well as the National Book Award finalists "The Dick Gibson Show" (1972), "Searches and Seizures "(1974), and "The MacGuffin" (1991). His book of novellas, "Van Gogh's Room at Arles", was a finalist for the PEN Faulkner Award.

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