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Billy Bathgate by E.L Doctorow - First Trade Edition - 1989 - from Darbytown Books and Biblio.com

Billy Bathgate

by E.L Doctorow

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


Very nice First Edition Hardcover, pages are clean, crisp binding tight, light foxing on bottom edge. Cover boards fine. Dust jacket, near fine light rubbing to spine head. An excellent copy of this 1989 National Book Critic Award and 1990 Pen/Faulkner Award book.

--In the Bronx of the 1930s, 15-year-old Billy Bathgate hooks up with a legendary mobster, Dutch Schultz. Schultz becomes an unlikely surrogate parent to the boy, introducing him to the ways of the world & training Billy to follow in his footsteps. After Billy falls for Schulz's latest girlfriend, he begins to question the actions of the mob he was so eager to join

Billy Bathgate is a 1989 novel by author E. L. Doctorow that won the 1989 National Book Critics Circle award for fiction for 1990 and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, and was the runner up for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize . The story is told in the first person by Billy "Bathgate" Behan, a fifteen-year-old boy who first becomes the gofer and then surrogate son of mobster Dutch Schultz.


  • Bookseller: Darbytown Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: db445
  • Title: Billy Bathgate
  • Author: E.L Doctorow
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Near Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Trade Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0394525299
  • ISBN 13: 9780394525297
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1989
  • Keywords: fiction, mob, crime, suspense
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature & Genre;


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