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World's Fair by  E L Doctorow - First edition - 1985 - from William F Saur Bookseller and

World's Fair

by Doctorow, E L

Condition: Fine/near fine

New York: Random House, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First Edition along with full Random House number line (2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3) present on copyright page indicating first edition/first printing; book is clean, tight and square; dust jacket has some shelf wear rubbing along top edges and one tear in upper corner else fine; a nice copy of an award winning book from a Collection Cornerstone American author.

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish descent and is an American author. World’s Fair was the 1986 recipient of the National Book Award. In this wonderfully descriptive novel we meet the narrator, young Edgar Altschuler, a Jewish kid growing up in the Bronx of the 1930’s. The introspective drama follows Edgars from infancy through age 9, and captures the stunning sights, emotions and sounds of that time period. The story culminates with Edgar’s visit to the exciting World’s Fair of 1939 in Flushing Meadow. E.L. Doctorow skillfully reveals an especially good story that is compelling and memorable.


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