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The Razors Edge A Novel

by Maugham, W. Somerset

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  • Hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good +/Good
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Garden City : New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,, 1944. First Edition after the printing of a limited edition of seven hundred and fifty copies. Clean in sound binding. VG+ in good dust jacket with few dj edge chips and tears. Original $2.75 price on front dust jacket flap. Small contemporary booksellers sticker on rear paste down endpaper. Internally fine. New clear, removable Brodart cover on dust jacket. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover Cloth. Very Good +/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

The Razor's Edge , by W. Somerset Maugham, first published by Doubleday Doran in the United States in 1944, relates the experiences of a World War I pilot, Larry Darrell, who chooses to embrace a counter-cultural lifestyle as a way of dealing with his PTSD, though the syndrome is of course not identified as such in the book. This book challenges the cultural ideals of the 1940s, and disregards the stereotype of the returning military hero. Some controversy surrounded the publication of this book because of its lack of patriotic fervor and its embrace of bohemian ideals, but today it is regarded as one of the more important pieces of American literature from the 1940s. -

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bookseller
Vera Enterprises LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
051195
Title
The Razors Edge A Novel
Author
Maugham, W. Somerset
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket condition
Good
Edition
First Edition First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.,
Place of Publication
Garden City : New York
Date Published
1944
Keywords
Literature
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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About Vera Enterprises LLC

We have more than 30,000 collectable, out of print and hard to find books and manuals in our warehouses and office. Our specialty is military and related subjects*, however, we also maintain a select inventory of desirable books on topics ranging from baseball to railroading and beyond. Jerry Weaver and Vera Book of Vera Enterprises have been serving your book needs since 1994 and we strive for your satisfaction. We endeavor to describe our books accurately and price them fairly. Our books are properly packed for shipment, both within the US and Internationally. Should you have any questions about our books or about placing an order please do not hesitate to contact us. We also offer non-military books for your collecting and reading pleasure. Vera's page has links to our books on fiction, and those hard to find out-of-print books your mother always read to you. Children's and juvenile books, mysteries and photo plays are available for the avid collector and those who love to read.*Related subjects include but is not limited to chess, martial arts, TV, Movies, biographies, fishing, hunting, trains, transportation, air travel, manufacturing, world and specific history throughout the ages....the list goes on.You can also send a request for a specific topic and we will provide a short list for you to review.

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Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
First Edition
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New
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Brodart
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fine
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jacket
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