Roth, Philip. THE ANATOMY LESSON. New York City, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1983. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 295 pages. Fine.

The author's third "Nathan Zuckerman" novel. One of the greatest 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 regular trade edition. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by FSG: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on spine, as issued. Text by Philip Roth. Marbled endpapers. Matching red cloth slipcase. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Philip Roth's "The Anatomy Lesson". The sequel to "Zuckerman Unbound". "The Ghost Writer", the first novel, and "The Prague Orgy: An Epilogue", the concluding novella, 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. Middle-aged, wracked by a debilitating pain in his neck that keeps him from writing, Zuckerman, in an epiphany of ambition, returns to the University of Chicago to pursue a degree in medicine (hence the title). "For the last half-century, the novels of Philip Roth have re-energized American fiction and re-defined its possibilities. Roth's comic genius, his imaginative daring, his courage in exploring uncomfortable truths, and his assaults on political, cultural, and sexual orthodoxies have made him one of the essential writers of our time" (Ross Miller). 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 great book. 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. 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). $300.00

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