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A Good School (Plus Author SIGNED LETTER)

Yates, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0440032466 / ISBN 13: 9780440032465
Published by Delacorte Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. Tiny black smudge on front pastedown else fine. Appears unread. $8.95 price on DJ flap and '08/78' date stamp on lower rear flap. Laid-in is handwritten SIGNED letter (ALS) from author: "473 Beacon St., Boston, Mass., Nov. 30, 1981- Dear Mr. Montemarano: Of course I'll be happy to inscribe your copy of book. It is unnecessary--though very courteous--of you to inquire, Sincerely, Richard Yates". Unfortunately seller did not follow-up and mail book to Boston, but still a very scarce signed letter to go with excellent copy of author's sixth book. (Also comes with an unsigned 2001 softcover copy of "The Collected Stories of Richard Yates"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 003069

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Title: A Good School (Plus Author SIGNED LETTER)

Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: AUTHOR LETTER

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, is today ranked by many readers, scholars, and critics alongside such titans of modern American ficiton as Updike, Roth, Irving, Vonnegut, and Mailer.

In this work, he offers a spare and autumnal novel about a New England prep school. At once a meditation on the twilight of youth and an examination of America's entry into World War II, A Good School tells the stories of William Grove, the quiet boy who becomes an editor of the school newspaper; Jack Draper, a crippled chemistry teacher; and Edith Stone, the schoolmaster's young daughter, who falls in love with most celebrated boy in the class of 1943.

About the Author:

Richard Yates, who died in 1992, was the author of seven novels, including Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, and A Special Providence, as well as two story collections. The Collected Stories of Richard Yates was first published in May 2001.

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