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The Crying of Lot 49.

The Crying of Lot 49.

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The Crying of Lot 49.

by Pynchon, Thomas

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Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1966. First edition of Pynchon's classic post-modern satire, which tells the wonderfully unusual story of Oedipa Maas. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Herb Yellin Good Luck Thomas Pynchon." Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Milton Charles. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.

Synopsis

The Crying of Lot 49 is a novel by Thomas Pynchon. The shortest of Pynchon's novels and often considered his most accessible, the book is about a woman, Oedipa Maas, possibly unearthing the centuries-old conflict between two mail distribution companies, Thurn und Taxis and the Trystero (or Tristero). The former actually existed, and was the first firm to distribute postal mail; the latter is Pynchon's invention. The novel is often classified as a notable example of postmodern fiction.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
7204
Title
The Crying of Lot 49.
Author
Pynchon, Thomas
Book Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J.B. Lippincott
Place of Publication
Philadelphia and New York
Date Published
1966
Keywords
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New
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Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
First Edition
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Octavo
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Clamshell Box
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