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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by  John Berendt - First Edition, First Printing - 1994 - from Old Scrolls Book Shop (SKU: 023170)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

by Berendt, John

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New York: Random House , 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Hardback. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing with correct number line and all correct first edition points, in clean dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark green boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on cover (author's initials) and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 388 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

. To assist in determining the first edition, first printing these are the identifying points: Dustjacket price of $23.00 on front inside flap. On page eleven, line thirty-two contains the spelling error "fmr" instead of "for." The Random House correct number line of (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) above first edition statement on copyright page. On rear of dustjacket - Ann Beattie is listed first. On later printings each letter of the alphabet represents an additional ten thousand printing and appears only on later printings. The first printing of this book will not contain letters or the number "1" in the number line. On later printings, the rear of dustjacket Edmund White is listed first. This is one of the most misrepresented first edition, first printing books of the 21st century.


Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a work by John Berendt. The book was Berendt's first, and became a The New York Times bestseller for 216 weeks following its debut. The book was subsequently made into a 1997 movie directed by Clint Eastwood based loosely on Berendt's story.


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On Oct 9 2010, carolineshank said:
i loved this book, and the movie too
On Oct 6 2010, said:
This book has everything one wants in a good read: A mystery, a terrific and unique geographical place, amazing and eccentric characters and a very well written story told by an excellent narrator and observer. Plus it is based on real events which if this were fiction--would seem unbelievable.The movie is a pale echo so do read the book and only see the movie for Lady Chablis's appearance.
On Oct 4 2010, JPasky87hotmailcom said:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a sublime and seductive reading experience. Brilliantly conceived and masterfully written, this enormously engaging portrait of a most beguiling Southern city has become a modern classic.
On Oct 4 2010, Mahenry6484 said:
This book is a great Murder mystery in the same themes as Sherlock Holmes Mysteries.Just when you think you have it fiqured out- you don't!The end will come as a great surprise!I loved it. Recommend to mystery lovers everywhere.
On Oct 4 2010, The Wright Book said:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a splendid book! It embodies the richness of southern living with its excesses and superstitions, its "good ole boyness", the heat, the humidity, and the spookiness of the graveyard. It's not, however, a scary story or a horror book, it is a finely written, well plotted look at the old southern traditions from the eyes of a northeastern stranger to southern ways.


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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Berendt, John
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First Edition, First Printing
Random House
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
true crime, Savannah, Georgia, books into film, John Berendt, first edition, murder mystery
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