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Stone, Robert. OUTERBRIDGE REACH: THE LIMITED EDITION. New York City, NY: Ticknor & Fields, 1992. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 409 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's fifth novel. One of the finest American novels of the 20th century. Limited Slipcased Edition of 300 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the Franklin Mint and regular trade editions. The Limited Edition has the same ISBN as the latter. It is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Ticknor and Fields: Regular-sized volume format. Blue cloth boards with reproduction of Rockwell Kent's iconic "Hail And Farewell" artwork embossed on the cover (it is also reprinted on the title page) and metallic-silver titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Robert Stone. Matching blue hard board slipcase. Protective plastic wrappers. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Robert Stone's "Outerbridge Reach". A masterpiece, widely regarded to be his best novel since "Dog Soldiers" (1974). "In this towering story about a man pitting himself against the sea, against society, and against himself, Robert Stone again demonstrates that he is one of the most impressive novelists of his generation. Inviting comparison with the great sea novels of Conrad, Melville, and Hemingway, 'Outerbridge Reach' is also the portrait of two men and the woman they both love - and for whom they are both ready, in their very different ways, to stake everything" (New York Review of Books). "Robert Stone asks questions of our time few writers could imagine, and answers them in narratives few readers will ever quite forget" (San Francisco Chronicle). While it is not a Vietnam novel like "Dog Soldiers", Owen Browne, the protagonist, is an Annapolis graduate and a Vietnam veteran. Robert Stone's famous line about war, "This is the place where everybody finds out who they are", is just as powerful about the sea. An absolute "must-have" title for Robert Stone collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen by Robert Stone. This title is a great book. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is covered in protective plastic wrappers, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: It should NOT be confused with the Franklin Mint or regular trade editions. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 1974 for "Dog Soldiers". One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT STONE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0395587816. $100.00

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