Collecting Jonathan Franzen

With the release of Jonathan Franzen’s new book, Freedom, everyone, it seems, has gotten into Franzen Frenzy again.  While most everyone is lined up to pick up a signed first edition of Freedom, we know you’ll all be rushing to backfill your Franzen collection and thought we’d give you a few choice first edition picks from our booksellers’ vast inventories:

1. photo of The Corrections  - 1st Edition/1st Printing The Corrections – 1st Edition/1st Printing by Franzen, Jonathan New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2001. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0374129983 . A beautiful First Edition, First Printing in unread Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED by author Jonathan Franzen on the title page. First state with erratum slip to reverse reading of pages 430 & 431 laid in; After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson’s disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home; Signed by Author .
2. photo of THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY THE TWENTY-SEVENTH CITY by Franzen, Jonathan NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988. First edition, first prnt. Signed by Franzen on the title page. Foreedge with slight discoloration (not immediately apparent); dustjacket with short closed tear at spine top and bottom. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover.

the image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

3. photo of MY FATHER'S BRAIN MY FATHER’S BRAIN by Franzen, Jonathan London: Belmont Press, 2002. First edition. First separate edition of this essay which originally appeared in “The New Yorker.” Limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Franzen on the limitation page. Designed and typeset by Libanus Press. Black & white photograph. Sewn wraps. Unread copy in Fine condition.
Franzen’s first limited edition publication.

The image is of the actual book described and not a stock photo.

4. photo of STRONG MOTION [ 1st ] STRONG MOTION [ 1st ] by FRANZEN, Jonathan New York, NY: Farrar Straus Giroux. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1992. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover.
5. photo of The Corrections The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen London, UK: Fourth Estate. Mint. 2002. First UK. Hardback copy. Author has playfully written “Jonathan Franzen wrote this” on title page, and dated it, 17 January 02. National Book Award Winner and finalist for the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award. Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. “In its complexity, its scrutinizing and utterly unsentimental humanity, and its grasp of the subtle relationships between domestic drama and global events, «The Corrections» stands in the company of Mann’s «Buddenbrooks» and DeLillo’s «White Noise». It is a major accomplishment.” Michael Cunningham ~~~ Author(s): Jonathan Franzen; Binding material: Cloth; Binding state: Original binding; Binding style: Full; Class: Hardback copy; Condition: Mint; Edition: First UK; Jacket condition: Mint; Language: English; Pages: 568; Publication year: 2002; Signed: By author; Size: Octavo; Unique feature: Inscribed. .
6. photo of How To Be Alone  - 1st Edition/1st Printing How To Be Alone – 1st Edition/1st Printing by Franzen, Jonathan New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket. 2002. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0374173273 . A stunning First Edition, First Printing in Very Fine condition in alike dust-jacket, this one SIGNED by author Jonathan Franzen on the title page. Includes an (unsigned) photograph of the signing event; A collection of essays from the award-winning author of The Corrections, that reveal him to be one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics. Each of the essays wrestles with the essential themes of Franzen’s writing: the erosion of civil life and private dignity; and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America; Signed by Author .
7. photo of Granta 54 - Best of Young American Novelists Granta 54 – Best of Young American Novelists by Alexie, Sherman, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweill, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O’Connor, Chris O Granta USA, New York 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. SIGNED by Lorrie Moore, Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Franzen, Tony Earley, David Guterson, Stewart O’Nan and Edwidge Danticat at their contributions. Additionally SIGNED by Tobias Wolff, one of the judges. Near Fine. Thin reading crease to the front cover near the spine, soft crease to the lower corner of the front cover. ***FREE tracking number on domestic shipments***
8. photo of Strong Motion Strong Motion by Franzen, Jonathan New York, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Shelf lean, remainder mark. Edge wear to dust jacket, a couple small tears to spine ends. ISBN: 0-374-27105-4.


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