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Love in the Ruins

Walker Percy

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ISBN 10: 0374193029 / ISBN 13: 9780374193027
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1971
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This long awaited novel (1971) which Mr. Percy describes as " The adventures of a bad Catholic at a time near the end of the world", is far and away the most exuberant, inventive, compellingly readable work of his career. it is, in our view (probably the publisher) bound to be acclaimed as one of th great comic novels of our time. Book in near fine condition, slightly bumped at spine ends and corners, very minor. jacket is unclipped ($7.95) with slight wear to spine ends. Fine brown stain at top edge, small soil mark less than 1/2" at bottom edge corner. Unopened internally. Book is inscribed to Andrew.Walker Percy on ffep. First printing stated. Bookseller Inventory # 000719

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Title: Love in the Ruins

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Amid the decadence and polarization of a future American society, a U.S. doctor discovers a promising cure for all the ills of the human psyche

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"A great adventure...So outrageous and so real, one is left speechless." --Chicago Sun-Times

"A comedy of love against a field of anarchy...Percy is easily one of the finest writers we have." --New York Times Book Review

"Immensely readable, vividly entertaining." --Los Angeles Times

"Brilliant and hilarious...some of the most fascinating characters you'll ever encounter." --Dallas Morning News

"One of the major novels of our time." --Milwaukee Journal

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