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A Boy’s Own Story

White, Edmund


1st Edition

Beige half-cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and red paper sides. Dust jacket slightly rubbed to spine ends and a little darkened to edges. SIGNED by author to f.f.e. *** First printing of Edmund White’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age novel and the first volume of the author’s ground-breaking trilogy.The dust jacket has Susan Sontag’s quote on the back which was removed in subsequent printings of the novel after Sontag and White fell out: “Edmund White is one of the outstanding writers of prose in America today… Full of pungent observation, wonderful language, and convincing sensuality. This novel about seduction and maturity, about America, and about a ‘homosexual fate’, is a large and happy accomplishment.”

Book Details

AuthorWhite, Edmund
PublisherE.P. Dutton, Inc.
Publisher PlaceNew York
Publisher Year1982
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionFine
Binding TypeHardcover
Signature TypeSigned by Author(s)
Printing1st Printing
Edition1st Edition