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Roth, Philip. EVERYMAN. New York City, NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 182 pages. As New/As New.

The author's twenty-third novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Presents the first in Philip Roth's "Nemeses" cycle of short novels, which includes "Indignation" (2008), "The Humbling" (2009), and "Nemesis" (2010). "A slim but dense volume about a sickly boy who grows up obsessed with his and everybody else's health, and eventually dies in his 70's, just as he always said he would. It might remind you of the old joke about the hypochondriac who ordered his tombstone to read: 'I told you I was sick'. Through it all, there's that Roth-ian voice: Pained, angry, arrogant, and deeply, wryly funny. Nothing escapes him, not even his own self-seriousness" (Sara Nelson). When asked why he is so prolific, Roth famously replied, "I am a writer. I write". He echoes this artisanal ethic beautifully in the book: "Amateurs look for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work" (Philip Roth). A "must-have" title for Philip Roth collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. Six of Philip Roth's novels were selected as among the Top 20 works of American fiction of the last 25 years: "American Pastoral", "The Counterlife", "Operation Shylock", "Sabbath's Theater", "The Human Stain", and "The Plot Against America". One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP ROTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 061873516X. $50.00

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