Stock Image

The Sportswriter

Ford, Richard

14,407 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0679454519 / ISBN 13: 9780679454519
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Dawn Treader Bookshop (Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 5, 1997

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 95.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Jacket has mild wear to all edges. Mildly sunned along spine. Tail of spine worn. Light moisture exposure along top edges of front and back panel. Otherwise very good and in mylar wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 2027983

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Sportswriter

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Yellow Boards

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First American Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review:

It's hard to imagine a book illuminating the texture of everyday life more brilliantly, or capturing the truth of human emotions more honestly, than Ford does in his account of an alienated scribe in the New Jersey suburbs. Frank Bascombe, Ford's protagonist, clings to his almost villainous despair in a way that Walker Percy's men don't, but the book is heavily influenced by Ford's fellow southerner nonetheless. Read this and you're ready for Ford's Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel, Independence Day.

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

Store Description

The Dawn Treader Book Shop has been selling used and rare books in Ann Arbor since 1977. In that time we have grown from a tiny basement shop to a spacious storefront offering over seventy thousand titles. THE BOOKLOVER'S GUIDE TO THE MIDWEST describes the Dawn Treader as 'An absolutely fabulous bookshop, with something for everyone,' which was their highest praise for any shop in the Midwest. We buy books and libraries in all areas, from early printing to modern fiction. We are especially interested in the sciences and humanities; modern first editions, including science-fiction, fantasy, and mysteries; and early travel and exploration. Please let us know if you are interested in selling. We have used bindery equipment for sale as well. Contact Corby for more information.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Dawn Treader Bookshop.
514 East Liberty
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

dawntreaderbooks@gmail.com
Phone: 734-995-1008
William Gillmore- President

Payment with order. Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard & Discover. Please make checks payable to: Dawn Treader Book Shop. **Please note that we try to be very detailed in our descriptions of a book's defects, but we always welcome any further questions you may have.**

Once the order is confirmed, please make checks or money orders payable and send to:

Dawn Trea...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal