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Wabash : A Novel

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Wabash : A Novel

by Butler, Robert Olen

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ISBN 13
9780394555973
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Knopf, 1987. Near Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Black boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in brown. Octavo. 207pps. There is mild rubbing to the board-edges and a very slight lean to the spine, otherwise clean, tight, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling and a couple of nicks; there is, also, a crease in the rear flap. The original price is intact. SIGNED, dated (March 28, 1987), and inscribed by the author to the original owner -- 'With best wishes' -- on the ffep.

"...Wabash is a town on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, across from St. Louis. Wabash is also the name of the steel mill, which is the main industry here in 1932. This is the setting for Butler's novel about the Coles, Deborah and Jeremy. Set against the backdrop of the sweltering furnaces of the Middle West, the inchoate rage of the founders, and the desecration of labor by greedy Hooverites the summer before FDR launched the New Deal, 'Wabash' is a memorable achievement..."

Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. . ISBN: 0-394-55597-X. SIGNED by the Author. First Edition, First Printing. ILLINOIS FICTION MARRIED PEOPLE HISTORICAL AMERICAN LITERATURE WABASH 1930S THE NEW DEAL FDR HOOVERITES STEEL MILLS MIDWEST ROBERT OLEN BUTLER FIRST EDITIONS.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
403-3270
Title
Wabash : A Novel
Author
Butler, Robert Olen
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
039455597X
ISBN 13
9780394555973
Publisher
Knopf
Place of Publication
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Date Published
1987
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