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The Recognitions

by William Gaddis

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New York: Harcourt Brace, 1955. First USA Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Fine book in a near fine priced ($7.50) Dust Jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf. and dated " New York 10 Jan 1994". The dust jacket has some light toning to edges and wear to the light wear to the spine ends.

The Recognitions is a 1955 novel by American William Gaddis. It is widely praised, and also known for its complexity. The novel was poorly received initially, but Gaddis's reputation grew, twenty years later, with the publication of his second novel J R (which won a National Book Award), and The Recognitions received belated fame; it is usually placed at least on a par with the later novel. Time Magazine included The Recognitions in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.


  • Bookseller: MDS Books CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000504
  • Title: The Recognitions
  • Author: William Gaddis
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harcourt Brace
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1955


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