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Vidal, Gore. HOLLYWOOD: A NOVEL OF AMERICA IN THE 1920S. New York City, NY: Random House, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 436 pages. As New. Signed.

The sixth volume in the author's cycle on American history. Limited Edition of 200 numbered and signed copies. None of the copies was sold to the public. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. An austerely elegant production by Random House: Regular-sized volume format. Handsome black cloth boards with gilt titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Gore Vidal. Red hard board slipcase. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the sixth novel in Gore Vidal's now-complete cycle. The preceding novels include, in chronological order: "Burr", "Lincoln", "1876", "Empire", and "Washington, DC". The seventh and final volume is called "The Golden Age". Gore Vidal's grand vision of the entire project has taken up the better part of forty years. Vidal's unblinking and penetrating vision throughout the entire cycle is the transformation of his beloved country from a struggling, proud, and independent Republic to a world power and uncontrollable Empire. Written as only he can, this is a deeply and movingly imagined America. One of the most ambitious projects of contemporary American literature. "Vidal's historical imagination is so powerful as to compel awe" (Harold Bloom). A "must-have" title for Gore Vidal collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue fountain pen by Gore Vidal. This edition was not commercially sold and is now highly collectible. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. In the case of this title, there are very few signed copies of any edition available online, making the Limited the collectible edition. A rare signed copy thus. Recipient of the National Book Award's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 for "Distinguished Contribution to American Letters". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GORE VIDAL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394576594. $300.00

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