Hardcover. 8vo. Knopf. 1976. 437 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Signed by the author on the title page. DJ in VG shape with light shelfwear present to the DJ spine near the crown and heel. Previous owner's name present on the FFEP. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. 852; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 437 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Billy Twillig has won the first Nobel Prize ever to be given in mathematics. Set in the near future, this book charts an innocent's education when Billy is sent to live in the company of 30 Nobel laureates and he is asked to decipher transmissions from outer space.
From the Inside Flap: lo's first novels, Ratner's Star follows Billy, the genius adolescent, who is recruited to live in obscurity, underground, as he tries to help a panel of estranged, demented, and yet lovable scientists communicate with beings from outer space. It is a mix of quirky humor, science, mathematical theories, as well as the complex emotional distance and sadness people feel. Ratner's Star demonstrates both the thematic and prosaic muscularity that typifies DeLillo's later and more recent works, like The Names (which is also available in Vintage Contemporaries).
Title: Ratner's Star
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition; First Printing.
Book Description Condition: Poor. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Knopf Pub Date: 1/1/1976 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 437 first edition. Seller Inventory # 5947782
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Condition: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP3319620
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0394400836-2-4
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. ***please read*** no marks on text - dj has some small tears - and dj is dogeared inside flaps - my shelf location 11-c-37. Seller Inventory # 180906015
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394400836
Book Description ALFRED A . KNOPF, NY, 1976. HARDCOVER. Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. FIRST EDITION. one library stamp to title page, unclipped dj, tape shadows to clothboards. Ex Library. Seller Inventory # 027083
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Protected jacket has a large piece missing in the upper leftr corner inf ront, a much smaller piece missing at the upper right in front, a closed tear in the upper right in back, and other minor edge wear, price intact, inside flap has closed creases, foxing visble on botttom and outside side, inside cover and flyleaf, covers in very good shape, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. First edition, first printing, rare and collectible. Seller Inventory # 006904
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0394400836q
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New York: Knopf, 1976. Stated first edition. Hardcover. Book condition: Very good. DJ condition: Very good. Three closed tears on top edge of dj. Book is clean and study, but some fading on top text close to spine and a few small marks on front cream cover board. In Brodart archival cover. Original price intact ($10.00). Seller Inventory # 000929
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. 1st. First Edition. Bound in publisher's original quarter cloth. Minor wear at head of dust jacket, remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, otherwise very good condition in a very good unclipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 25791