Roth, Philip. ZUCKERMAN UNBOUND. New York City, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1981. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 230 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second "Nathan Zuckerman" novel. One of Philip Roth's finest achievements. Limited Slipcased Edition of 350 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by FSG: Regular-sized volume format. Red cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Philip Roth. Marbled endpapers. Matching black cloth slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In publisher's protective transparent DJ, as issued. Most copies were issued without the DJ. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Philip Roth's "Zuckerman Unbound". The sequel to "The Ghost Writer". "The Anatomy Lesson" and "The Prague Orgy: An Epilogue" complete the "Zuckerman" quartet-cycle. However, only "Zuckerman Unbound" and "The Anatomy Lesson" were issued as Limited Editions by FSG. In a lifetime of prodigious writing, there have been no more than ten Philip Roth Limited Editions in all, making each one of them eminently collectible. Surely, Roth deserved more, and were it not for his fraught relationship with FSG, he would have gotten more. "Now in his mid-thirties, Nathan Zuckerman, a would-be recluse despite his newfound fame as a bestselling author, ventures onto the streets of Manhattan in the final year of the turbulent Sixties. Not only is he assumed by his fans to be his own fictional satyr, Gilbert Carnovsky ('Hey, you do all that stuff in that book? '), but he also finds himself the target of admonishers, advisers, and sidewalk literary critics. The assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King lead an unsettled Zuckerman to wonder if 'target' may be more than a figure of speech" (Publisher's blurb). "Masterful, sure in every touch, as clear and economical of line as a crystal vase" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Philip Roth collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Philip Roth. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This comes in the publisher's protective transparent DJ. Most copies were issued without the DJ. A rare signed 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 writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PHILIP ROTH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $250.00

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