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The Neon Wilderness

By Algren, Nelson

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Recipient of the first National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm and lauded by Hemingway as “one of the two best authors in America,” NELSON ALGREN (1909-1981) remains one of our most defiant and enduring novelists. His body of work includes five major novels, two short fiction collections, a book-length poem, and several collections of reportage—one of the most substantial of any American writer.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Writers And Readers, 1986. Mild edge & corner wear, top rear corner bentqurter size faint liquid stain on top edge of text block, does not affect interior of pages. (Short Stories) 304 pp. Text clean & tight. . Trade Paperback. Good+.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Berkley Medallion, 1965-01-01. Paperback. Good. Covers have chipping and wear. Corners bent. Edges rubbed. Clean text.

  • Published: 1965-01-01
  • Condition: Good
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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

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Algren, Nelson

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The Neon Wilderness

"Algren, Nelson"

Soft Cover. Acceptable.

  • Condition: Acceptable
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The Neon Wilderness [Avon T-125 - Avon Red Gold Edition]

Algren, Nelson

New York: Avon Publications, 1956. Stiff color illus. wraps. 190 pp. Mild shelf wear, a bit rubbed along edges and at corners, with two short (1/4" or less) closed tears along top front edge. Square binding with one mild stress crease. Interior typically toned by age but otherwise intact. Final copyright on these stories is 1947, but actual date of publication (as per Hancer) is 1956.. First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Thus
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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Avon, 1956. A NF copy. Avon T-125 with a .35 cover price. First printing. . First Paperback Edition. Paperback. NF.

  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: NF
  • Edition: First Paperback Edition
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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Avon, 1947. Soft Cover. Fair. Collection of stories originally published in magazines,1933-1947, about the lurid underbelly of Chicago, Illinois. "Not for the squeamish!" Assembled here in book form for the first time, this mass market paperback (Avon Red Gold Edition, T-125) has no publication date, but last copyright date on the stories is 1947. Condition is only Fair: pages are heavily tanned & there is a slight lean; binding is tight; there is a slight tear (3/4") beginning where the spine meets the back cover. NO writing, underlining, or highlighting;. Covers show significant edgewear, scuffing, & 1 long crease parallel to spine on front cover. NOT ex-lib. Nicely protected in Free mylar collector bag. Please see our photos! Description copyright Gargoyle Books. ALL ORDERS PROCESSED BEFORE NOON SHIP IMMEDIATELY THAT DAY; ELSE NEXT DAY (EXCEPT SUNDAYS & HOLIDAYS). SPECIAL: Free upgrade to First Class shipping from Standard OR add any other vintage paperback & pay no extra shipping!

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Fair
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THE NEON WILDERNESS

Nelson Algren

Hill and Wang. Used - Good. Good condition.. Dampstained.Paperback edition.

  • Condition: Used - Good
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Neon Wilderness

NELSON ALGREN

Doubleday Co Inc, 2001-05-31. Paper Back Paper Back. Very Good. Used - very good condition, very minor shelf wear on covers and creasing of spine, previous owner inscription.

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The Neon Wilderness : 24 Short Stories

Algren, Nelson

New York: Four walls Eight Windows, 1986. Good+. Unbroken spine. Crease to front cover, corners rubbed. Mark to bottom closed pages, pafges themselves clean. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Neon Wilderness

nelson algren

Hill and Wang. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Hill and Wang. Very Good. 1975. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 080900027X 4th printing. Light edgewear and rubbing, rear cover starting to yellow, foxing on top page ends, clean and tight copy. 286 pages. N-6. .

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THE NEON WILDERNESS

ALGREN, NELSON

New York: HILL AND WANG, 1960. GOOD TRADE PAPER. TRADE PAPER. GOOD.

  • Published: 1960
  • Condition: GOOD
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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

U.S.: Avon T-125, 1956. Square solid copy with a reading crease along spine on front cover and a few small light corner creases on covers. Otherwise covers show light wear. "Chicago's underworld- in the raw!". 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

  • Published: 1956
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Printing
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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Seven Stories Pr, May 1997. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good.

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The Neon Wilderness; The Man with the Golden Arm; A Walk on the Wild Side

Algren, Nelson

Quality Paperback Book Club, 1993. Trade paperback in fine condition.. Soft cover. Fine.

  • Published: 1993
  • Condition: Fine
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Berkley, 1960. To view other titles by this author enter the keywords XDCX, XJGX, Algren or Short Stories In excellent condition minor wear o/w tight clean and square. Stories from the south side of Chicago.. 1st Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good.

  • Published: 1960
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Thus
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Berkley Medallion. Very Good. 1965. First edition. Thus. Paperback. Surface soiling and toning to pages and wraps. Wrinkle to spine from publisher. Edge wear and two small creased corners on back cover; 222 pages .

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition. Thus
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The Neon Wilderness

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Hill and Wang. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Algren, Nelson

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Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

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The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, Nelson

Garden City, N.Y.:: Doubleday & Company,, 1947. First edition. publisher's cloth in dust jacket. A few tiny white spots to cloth; otherwise nice in a jacket with some slight use and soiling to the rear panel. 8vo,.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: A few tiny white spots to cloth; otherwise nice in a jacket with some slight use and soiling to the rear panel
  • Edition: First edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co, 1947. VG FIRST EDITION in original cloth binding. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author inside front cover. Drawing of cat by author in first title sheet. No DJ.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Spine has sun-fading and is slightly worn at top and bottom. Binding inside front cover was separated and has been taped. Smal
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. First edition. 288pp. Light green cloth, dark yellowish brown spine lettering, dark yellowish brown top-stain, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 2.50. [Bruccoli A3.1.a.] First state dust jacket with list of Doubleday's fiction titles. Book has [typical] minor spine age-toning [from dust jacket verso?] o/w Fine; Dust jacket has [typical] age-toning to spine and white flap hinges, a few small closed tears to edges, small open tear to top spine/front panel hinge, a little wear to corner tips. Book is tight and very square; dust jacket's white, yellow, brown, and light green colors are exceptionally bright. Great looking copy of a scarce title signed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title. Nelson Algren was one of the most authentic writers of the 20th century. He wrote things as he saw and heard them. "Poet of the Chicago Slums" - Malcolm Cowley. First collection of Short Stories. Third Book. Only 3000 copies printed of the first edition, first printing. The [twenty-four] stories in 'The Neon Wilderness' established Algren in the pantheon of American writers and formed the vein that he mined for all his subsequent novels and stories. Included are "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," about a youth being cornered for a murder, "The Face on the Barroom Floor," in which a legless man nearly pummels someone to death, and "So Help Me," Algren’s first published story. "Algren’s short stories are now generally acknowledged to be literary triumphs." - The New York Times. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City: Doubleday. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight edgewear to the head and foot of thespine, and some toning to the spine back cover. A nice copy of a title generally not found in such good condition. In protective Mylar cover and shipped in a Multi-D box to prevent corner-bumping. Danbom and Son Books is a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, Long Island, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Signed by the author on the ffep. Publisher's full green cloth, brown lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle.. Spine lightly sunned, former owner's name on fep, slightly cocked, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 286 pp. Signed by Author .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing
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The Neon Wilderness (signed by Algren)

Algren, Nelson

Signed by Algren on the FFE. Textblock toned, boads faded and mildly soiled; else clean and unmarked. Jacket is toned, slight loss on spine ends and corners, closed tear on front panel, else intact. Second state jacket with reviews on rear panel. Algren's third book, a collection of short pieces depicting life in the Chicago slums and his WWII experiences.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (Stated)
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Signed on flyleaf (in year of publicaton): "Good luck to------------/ from one Northwest-sider / to another-/ Nelson Algren 1/24/47". Page edges darkened/browned with age. Remnants of DJ are present and have been cut into four separate pieces: front and rear panels and two flaps. About 1/2" to 3/4" has been trimmed from each piece. No dj spine present. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). 1947. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (stated)
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The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, NELSON

Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket, slightly faded at spine with some very minor restoration at extremities. Author's uncommon third book.

  • Published: 1947
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. 8vo. 286 pp. Light green cloth, edges browned. Original illustrated dust jacket, chipped, small piece missing lower front. A near fine copy in a very good jacket . This is the author's third book and first collection of short stories. Later works include "The Man with the Golden Arm" and "Walk on the Wild Side"

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition:
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1947. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Size=5.5"x8. (full book description) Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1947. 1st Edition VG/Poor, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x8", 286pgs. DJ heavily chipped head/foot spine is separated along front fore edge. Top page ends darkened, o.w. clean & tight. NO ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Also in a clear protective wrapper. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1947. hardcover in dust jacket., top edge age-toned, minor wear to spine's top and bottom edge, no tears or stains or foxing. while showing wear, the dust jacket is mostly intact. chips to spine's top and bottom. some darkening to spine, soiling to back panel. it is not price-clipped.; states first edition on copyright page.; 286pp., contains 24 short stories, algren's third book and first collection of short pieces. precedes "the man with the golden arm". ; protected in folded mylar sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good Minus
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Co.. 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1947. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 286 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, owner's signature in ink on the front flyleaf, light soiling or discoloration to the outer pages and the page-edges, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, wear to the tips and edges of the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and some loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday, 1947. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A tight and clean first printing copy in a clean DJ with light wear at the top of the spine. Both page edges and DJ are slightly toned..

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • ISBN: 9780060156954
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THE NEON WILDERNESS

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. Inc., 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the spine & extremities faded. The head & tail of the spine are creased with the tail very slightly chipped. The dust jacket is lightly soiled & chipped with its spine darkened. 286 pages. The page edges are slightly darkened. Good. <p>First edition, first state of dust wrapper.

  • Published: 1947.
  • Condition: Good
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Some fading to boards, toning to textblock; else clean, square and unmarked. First state jacket is toned, rubbed rear panel, 1/2" chip at head of spine, loss at base of spine, edgewear. Algren's third book a collection of short pieces depicting life in the Chicago slums and his WWII experiences.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good +
  • Edition: First Edition (Stated)
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

London: Andre Deutsch, 1965. Book. Fine (Book Condition). Hardcover. First UK. An excellent copy, but for one short closed tear to dust jacket. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

  • Published: 1965
  • Condition: Fine (Book Condition)
  • Edition: First UK
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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co, 1947. VG FIRST EDITION in original cloth binding. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author inside front cover. Drawing of cat by author in first title sheet. No DJ.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Spine has sun-fading and is slightly worn at top and bottom. Binding inside front cover was separated and has been taped. Smal
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1947. First edition. 288pp. Light green cloth, dark yellowish brown spine lettering, dark yellowish brown top-stain, deckled fore-edge. Dust jacket price 2.50. [Bruccoli A3.1.a.] First state dust jacket with list of Doubleday's fiction titles. Book has [typical] minor spine age-toning [from dust jacket verso?] o/w Fine; Dust jacket has [typical] age-toning to spine and white flap hinges, a few small closed tears to edges, small open tear to top spine/front panel hinge, a little wear to corner tips. Book is tight and very square; dust jacket's white, yellow, brown, and light green colors are exceptionally bright. Great looking copy of a scarce title signed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to half-title. Nelson Algren was one of the most authentic writers of the 20th century. He wrote things as he saw and heard them. "Poet of the Chicago Slums" - Malcolm Cowley. First collection of Short Stories. Third Book. Only 3000 copies printed of the first edition, first printing. The [twenty-four] stories in 'The Neon Wilderness' established Algren in the pantheon of American writers and formed the vein that he mined for all his subsequent novels and stories. Included are "A Bottle of Milk for Mother," about a youth being cornered for a murder, "The Face on the Barroom Floor," in which a legless man nearly pummels someone to death, and "So Help Me," Algren’s first published story. "Algren’s short stories are now generally acknowledged to be literary triumphs." - The New York Times. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, Long Island, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Signed by the author on the ffep. Publisher's full green cloth, brown lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle.. Spine lightly sunned, former owner's name on fep, slightly cocked, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 286 pp. Signed by Author .

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket
  • Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing
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The Neon Wilderness (signed by Algren)

Algren, Nelson

Signed by Algren on the FFE. Textblock toned, boads faded and mildly soiled; else clean and unmarked. Jacket is toned, slight loss on spine ends and corners, closed tear on front panel, else intact. Second state jacket with reviews on rear panel. Algren's third book, a collection of short pieces depicting life in the Chicago slums and his WWII experiences.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (Stated)
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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Signed on flyleaf (in year of publicaton): "Good luck to------------/ from one Northwest-sider / to another-/ Nelson Algren 1/24/47". Page edges darkened/browned with age. Remnants of DJ are present and have been cut into four separate pieces: front and rear panels and two flaps. About 1/2" to 3/4" has been trimmed from each piece. No dj spine present. . Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). 1947. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1947
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition (stated)
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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Peter Smith. Used - Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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