The Wreckage of Agathon: John Gardner

The Wreckage of Agathon

John Gardner

Published by Harper and Row publishers, New York, 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Book and jacket are Fine to Very fine. Minor wear at spine bottom and lower front corner, Priced (6.95) jacket verso shows slight shelf wear. Fine yellow 1/4 binding over blue cloth. Spine lettering perfect in black. This trenchantly funny metaphysical novel centers around a dirty, boundlessly energetic old seer in ancient Greece. Agathon, the Seer in question, has been imprisoned, along with his disciple Demodoos, for helping to foment a rebellion against Lykourgos, the Spartan tyrant. He cannot resist mixing his wisdom with his innate absurdity: he is rude and disagreeable; he reeks of onions, tells dirty jokes that embarrass everyone; at the same time, he is instinctively fair, honest, and wise. This is a fine Gardner First edition, first issue and very collectible. Now mylar protected. Bookseller Inventory # 000274

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Title: The Wreckage of Agathon

Publisher: Harper and Row publishers, New York

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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