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Berendt, John. MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: THE LIMITED EDITION. New York City, NY: Random House, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 388 pages. Fine. Signed.

The author's debut nonfiction novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Limited Slipcased Edition of 2500 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Random House: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with photographic reproduction of the cemetery statue pasted on the cover and metallic-green titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by John Berendt. Salmon satin ribbon marker. Vintage street map endpapers. Matching pictorial slipcase. 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, John Berendt's "Midnight In The Garden of Good And Evil". His masterpiece, a bestseller for four uninterrupted years, in one of the most beautiful Limited Editions ever produced in our time. "Voodoo. Decadent socialites. Cotillions. With a town like Savannah, who needs Fellini? Takes two narrative strands, each worthy of its own book, and weaves them together to make a single fascinating tale. The first is John Berendt's loving depiction of the characters who prowled Savannah in the eight years it was his home away from home: Luther Diggers, a thwarted inventor who might be plotting to poison the town's water supply; Joe Odom, a jovial jackleg lawyer and squatter nonpareil; and, most memorably, The Lady Chablis, whom you should meet for yourself. On May 2, 1981, the book's second story commences, when Jim Williams, a wealthy antique dealer and Savannah's host with the most, kills his 'friend' Danny Hansford. Was it self-defense, as Williams claimed - or murder? The book sketches four separate trials, during which the dark side of this genteel party town is well and truly plumbed" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the fine film adaptation directed by Clint Eastwood, with brilliant performances by Kevin Spacey (Before The Fall), John Cusack, Jude Law, and an outstanding supporting cast. An absolute "must-have" title for John Berendt collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition of 2500 copies, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen by John Berendt. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: A bestseller for four uninterrupted years, the book is presented in one of the most beautiful Limited Editions ever produced in our time. Copies available online have serious flaws, are in innumerable subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN BERENDT TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679429220. $200.00

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