Joe Gould's Secret (Tie-in Edition) (Modern Library)

Joseph Mitchell

Published by Modern Library, 2000
ISBN 10: 0679603395 / ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.1 avg rating
(962 ratings)

Synopsis: Joseph Ferdinand Gould--better known as Joe Gould--was a member of one of the oldest families in Massachusetts and a graduate of Harvard, and his parents took it for granted that he would go on to medical school and become a surgeon and a distinguished civic leader, as many of his ancestors, including his father and grandfather, had. Instead, in 1916, in his middle twenties, he abruptly broke with his background and went to New York City and spent the next forty years living from hand to mouth in Greenwich Village as a kind of half outcast, half bohemian. He panhandled in Village hangouts, wore cast-off clothes, slept in flophouses or doorways, and often went hungry for days at a time. He said that he lived this way so that he could wander around the city at will, listening to people and writing down some of the astonishing things he heard them say. He had become obsessed with the idea that talk is history and that even offhand remarks may have eerie and prophetic historical import. He wrote in dime-store composition books, filling hundreds of them, and said that these books, when eventually joined together, would become an enormous book (a dozen times longer than the Bible, he estimated) that would be called An Oral History of Our Time. (Historians at Columbia University have given Gould credit for originating the term "oral history.")
        
In 1942, Joseph Mitchell, impressed by Gould's concept, wrote a profile of him for The New Yorker. Twenty-two years later, some time after Gould's death, he wrote another profile of him, and the two have been combined in Joe Gould's Secret. "When I found out Gould's secret," Mitchell said, "I was appalled, but I soon regained my respect for him, and through the years my respect has grown, though I must confess that he is still an enigma to me. Nowadays, in fact, when his name comes into my mind, it is followed instantly by another name--the name of Bartleby the Scrivener--and then I invariably recall Bartleby's haunting, horrifyingly lonely remark 'I would prefer not to.' "

From the Back Cover: "This book is an original. I can think of absolutely nothing like it."--Doris Lessing

"A little masterpiece of observation and storytelling."--Ian McEwan

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Joe Gould's Secret (Tie-in Edition) (Modern ...
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joseph Mitchell
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0679603395I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joseph Mitchell
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Bookseller Inventory # G0679603395I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Joseph Mitchell
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2782929224

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Joseph Mitchell
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. 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 # 2810112449

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mitchell, Joseph
Published by The Modern Library (1999)
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goldstone Books
(Llandybie, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Modern Library, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002649088

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 2.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Clean Earth Books
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service cant be beat! Tracking included on all orders. Bookseller Inventory # 1QZCML009GJP

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 1.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mitchell, Joseph
Published by Modern Library, New York, New York, U.S.A. (2000)
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Small World Books
(Rochester, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Nr Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Nr Fine. 1st Printing. Not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 044649

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Joseph Mitchell
Published by Modern Library (2000)
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0679603395

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Mitchell, Joseph
Published by The Modern Library, New York (2000)
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dan Glaeser Books
(Modesto, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Modern Library, New York, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition Thus. Text is clean. Cover shows virtually no wear. Dust jacket has small bump at head/base of spine. This is the first printing of the 2000 release of this ML title. It was reissued (originally printed in 1996) with a new dust jacket to tie-in to the movie. ; Toledano binding style '17', Endpapers style 'C', Dust jacket style 'r'. ; The Modern Library; 7.75 x 0.75 x 5.5 Inches; 208 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 29777

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mitchell, Joseph
Published by Modern Library
ISBN 10: 0679603395 ISBN 13: 9780679603399
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Twice Sold Tales
(Ashfield, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Modern Library. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0679603395 1st edition THUS 1st printing - minor stain on top page edge - otherwise a fine clean like new collectible with like new dust jacket - enjoy. Bookseller Inventory # 561-AU6-CVJ

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 7 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book