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Franzen, Jonathan. THE CORRECTIONS. New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 568 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough third novel. One of the finest American novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out upon publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jonathan Franzen's "The Corrections". The "masterpiece" (The New York Times) that took him ten years to write, during which time he was largely silent. In America, that usually means the end of one's artistic career. "The brightest, boldest, and most ambitious novel I've read in many years. With this dazzling work, Franzen gives notice that from now on, he is only going to hunt with the big cats" (Pat Conroy). An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Franzen collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue ink-pen on the title page by Jonathan Franzen. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The Erratum Slip is laid-in: "We have discovered that the text on pages 430 and 431 was reversed in this printing. Page 431 should be read before page 430. We apologize for this error". It also comes with a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which his signature was obtained. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is one of the nicest signed copies we have ever seen. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. Selected by The New Yorker Magazine as one of "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century", a selection that was prescient because he had not written anything in almost a decade. Winner of the National Book Award in 2001 for "The Corrections". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JONATHAN FRANZEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0374129983. $100.00

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