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Old Money

Wasserstein, Wendy

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ISBN 10: 0151009368 / ISBN 13: 9780151009367
Published by Harcourt, New York, 2002
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by Author 0151009368 This STATED FIRST EDITION is a SECOND PRINTING, SCARCE SIGNED COPY by AUTHOR in NEAR FINE condition. Book's copyright page states "First Edition" with letter line "K J I H G F E D C B" notating likely Second Printing. Book's title page has large black ink inscription " To _____ (signed) Wendy Wasserstein." Book is in NEAR FINE condition with orange textured cloth binding with bold and bright silver gilt lettering on spine. Book's corners and top spine tip are true with bottom tip bumped but not worn. Book's binding and insides are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. NO previous owner's or library markings, NO foxing and NOT a book club edition or remainder. DW is covered by Brodart with price point intact in NEAR FINE condition. DW has glossy pictorial cover with photograph of red headed maid with tray full of drinks attending to empty chairs with bold white lettering. DW's spine tips and corners are true and DW is truly As New. OLD MONEY, copyright 2002, ISBN# , hardcover, 5.75" x 8.5". 98 pp with few black & white photographs within text. Bookseller Inventory # 003089

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Title: Old Money

Publisher: Harcourt, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Second Printing.

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A dinner party in an ornate mansion on the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan provides the scene for this witty and incisive play. Set in two eras--the early 1900s and our own Gilded Age--the characters move effortlessly from one period to the other. The host, a contemporary master of high-risk arbitrage, steps in and out of character as a robber baron of an earlier time. His guests of today include a Hollywood director, a not-so-cutting-edge sculptor, an online lingerie designer, an aggressive publicist, and an aging historian. Their counterparts from the past are the great man's rebellious son, a grand dame of New York society, the architect who built the mansion originally, and the maids and servants who maintain it.
In this dance of rich storytelling and social commentary, it becomes strikingly clear that while old money has become new, little else has changed over the years. Children still rebel against their controlling parents, women still hope for love, and greed, snobbery, and angst persist.

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Wendy Wasserstein is the author of many plays, including The Heidi Chronicles, for which she received a Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She has also been the recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Prize, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award. She lives in New York City.

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