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The Neon Wilderness

By Algren, Nelson




Recipient of the first National Book Award for The Man with the Golden Arm and lauded by Hemingway as “one of the two best authors in America,” NELSON ALGREN (1909-1981) remains one of our most defiant and enduring novelists. His body of work includes five major novels, two short fiction collections, a book-length poem, and several collections of reportage—one of the most substantial of any American writer.


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The Neon Wilderness (twenty four short stories by Nelson Algren- American Century Series)

Nelson Algren

1962-01-01. Paperback. Good. Retro Robin Estate:Sheila

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$796.00

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THE NEON WILDERNESS

Nelson Algren

Garden City:: Doubleday,. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1947. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 286 pages; Inscribed by the author on the FFEP, " For Jack Zara, a major leaguer with a very fast curve, from a local semi-pro, Nelson." . Publisher's cloth binding and original dust jacket. Jacket is soiled, else very good. Jacket 1st ed with list of publisher's fiction titles on back cover. With old acrylic cover. $2.50 sale price is present. Best known for The Man with the Golden Arm, a 1949 novel that won the National Book Award[1] and was adapted as a 1955 film of the same name. Tghis is a collection of short stories. ; Signed by Author .

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$343.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

NY: Doubleday & Company , 1947. First Edition. Doubleday and Company,NY,1947. Inscribed by the author: Nelson Algren on the front free end paper. The book,bound in pale green cloth is clean and tight with age toning to the text block edges.Inner text is clean and the board corners are sharp.The dust jacket is not clipped and is acceptable only with rubbing creasing,some chipping and one two inch edge tear to the upper front panel near the spine.Travels in a box with tracking and a new clear Mylar dust jacket cover installed prior to shipping. . Inscribed By Author. First Edition. Full Cloth. Good/Acceptable. 8vo.

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$300.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City: Doubleday. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Slight edgewear to the head and foot of thespine, and some toning to the spine back cover. A nice copy of a title generally not found in such good condition. In protective Mylar cover and shipped in a Multi-D box to prevent corner-bumping. Danbom and Son Books is a member of the Rocky Mountain Antiquarian Booksellers Assn. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$200.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, Long Island, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1947. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Signed by the author on the ffep. Publisher's full green cloth, brown lettering on spine, fore-edge deckle.. Spine lightly sunned, former owner's name on fep, slightly cocked, else near fine. VERY GOOD. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 286 pp. Signed by Author .

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$200.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Co., Inc., 1948. Early Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good-. Cloth in DJ; 286pp; DJ price-clipped, chipped, age-toned, edgeworn & protected by mylar sleeve, green cloth boards with brown titling to spine, small scratch to front board, text unmarked, binding is sound, VG/Good- condition. Signed by Author on FFEP. Collection of 24 stories of Chicago's West Side, underworld women, a Spanish war veteran, and WWII.

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$150.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, New York: doubleday and Company, 1947. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine copy of Algen's stories about two dozen in all, about the grittiness of life in the city, especially Chicago's west side,( where I was born). These are not pretty stories. They are tough, abruptly realistic tales of the lost, the strayed, the disinherited, the possessed ...those who have known failure more often that success. These stories are for the most part " neighborhood tales" ranging through the brutal streets of the West side, the area that is depicted with such force in Never Come Morning. There are stories of women, one of a spanish war veteran, and four which deal with incidents of World War II Book is near fine, slightly bumped at corners and slight fade at top extremities. jacket is quite attractive, minor chipping at front fold corners, verso is abundantly and finely repaired. jacket is unclipped ($2.50) and protected in mylar. This is a fine collectible for any fine library.

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$130.00

The Neon Wilderness.

ALGREN, NELSON.

Garden City: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in dust jacket, slightly faded at spine with some very minor restoration at extremities. Author's uncommon third book.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First Edition. 286 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Light green cloth, edges browned. Original illustrated dust jacket, chipped, small piece missing lower front. A near fine copy in a very good jacket. First Edition. 286 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. This is the author's third book and first collection of short stories. Later works include "The Man with the Golden Arm" and "Walk on the Wild Side"

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$125.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., 1947. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Size=5.5"x8. (full book description) Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NY, 1947. 1st Edition VG/Poor, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=5.5"x8", 286pgs. DJ heavily chipped head/foot spine is separated along front fore edge. Top page ends darkened, o.w. clean & tight. NO ink names, bookplates, etc. Price unclipped. Also in a clear protective wrapper. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

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$118.00

The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1947. hardcover in dust jacket., top edge age-toned, minor wear to spine's top and bottom edge, no tears or stains or foxing. while showing wear, the dust jacket is mostly intact. chips to spine's top and bottom. some darkening to spine, soiling to back panel. it is not price-clipped.; states first edition on copyright page.; 286pp., contains 24 short stories, algren's third book and first collection of short pieces. precedes "the man with the golden arm". ; protected in folded mylar sleeve.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Minus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday & Co, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/good. First edition, 1947. Cloth hardcover in dust jacket, 286 pp., clean unmarked text, Very Good copy in Good dust jacket, owner's signature in ink on the front flyleaf, light soiling or discoloration to the outer pages and the page-edges, a bit of rubbing to the tips of the covers, soiling and discoloration to the dust jacket, wear to the tips and edges of the dust jacket including creasing, tearing, and some loss. Dust jacket housed in archival dust jacket protector.

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$100.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Co, 1947. VG FIRST EDITION in original cloth binding. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author inside front cover. Drawing of cat by author in first title sheet. No DJ.

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$100.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday, 1947. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. New York: Doubleday, 1947. A tight and clean first printing copy in a clean DJ with light wear at the top of the spine. Both page edges and DJ are slightly toned.. 1st Edition. Near Fine/Very Good +. Book.

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$95.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson (1909-1981)

286 pages. Octavo (8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's green cloth with brown lettering to spine with deckle fore-edge. (Brucco A3.1.a) First edition, in first state dust jacket with list of Doubleday's fiction titles. The Neon Wilderness, made up of small, sometimes delicately brutal gems about the dispossessed and the uninvited in the 1930s and '40s, in Chicago's urban slums near Division Street, geographically close to Lake Shore Drive and Michigan Avenue's Miracle Mile. But for the inhabitants of Algren's stories, these places are eons away, even beyond their fantasies. Nelson Algren emerged as a mature and original spokesman for a whole class of people usually excluded from literature except as marginal and stereotyped caricatures. In place of the condescending tone of most writing about the poor, Algren demonstrates the compassion of a man determined to live up to the people he is writing about. The stories bristle with many of Algren's characteristic thematic and stylistic concerns. The more focused short-story form undermines his didactic, Communist streak, and though there are times when Algren sentimentalizes his characters, this does not diminish the overall power of these stories. Condition: Spine sunned, light sunning to edges. Jacket with closed edge tears, spine ends chipped, closed tear at spine, spine age darkened else a very good copy in like jacket.

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$75.00

Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Peter Smith, 1968-06. Hardcover. Good.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

London: Andre Deutsch, 1965. Book. Fine (Book Condition). Hardcover. First UK. An excellent copy, but for one short closed tear to dust jacket. Text clean, binding strong. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near Fine; 3. Very Good; 4. Good; 5. Fair.].

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$50.00

The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Co., 1947. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Light green cloth, lettered in brown. Slightly tanned along spine panel and edges, slight abrasion along top rear edge, else nearly as issued, a very nicely preserved copy. Stated 1st edition. 286 pp. Clean text block, firm binding..

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$40.00

THE NEON WILDERNESS

Algren, Nelson

GB: Deutsch, 1965. There is a faint mark at the top of the spine.. 1st Edition. Hardback. nrFine/VG DW.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Doubleday, 1947. Stated first edition. Book is fine, clean and unmarked. Becoming quite scarce.. First Edition. Green Cloth. Near Fine/No Dj. Octavo.

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$35.00

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Good. Used book in good condition. Has wear to the cover and pages. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Ex-library with the usual stamps. 100% guaranteed. 011618

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Doubleday. Used - Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$25.85

The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, Nelson

Doubleday. 1947. First edition, first printing. No dustjacket. Good condition. Stated first edition.

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THE NEON WILDERNESS

Algren, Nelson

GB: Mayflower Undated paperback, About 1968. Very clean tight book has very small old price label on front cover.. 1st Thus. Paperback. VG+/No DW.

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Neon Wilderness, The

Algren, Nelson

London: Andre Deutsch Full condition report on request.. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Fair.

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The Neon Wilderness

ALGREN, Nelson

New York: Avon Publishing, 1952. Very Good. Reprint. Mass market paperback. Pages age-toned, lamination starting to peel at corners, else very good. Avon Pocket Size Books, 424.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York, NY: Avon Publishing. 1952. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. . GLASS1-This mass market paperback is very good; slight spine lean else a very nice, clean copy. blue w/red & yellow lettering. .

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The neon wilderness (American century series)

Algren, Nelson

Hill and Wang. Collectible - Good. Signed Copy Collectible - Good. Signed/Inscribed by author on half title page. 1962 printing.

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

Seven Stories Pr, 1997-05. Paperback. Good.

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The Neon Wilderness.

Algren, Nelson

NY.: Four Walls Eight Windows., (c1986).. Trade Paperback.. Light cover soil, else Near Fine.. 8vo. Introduction by Tom Carson. Afterword by Studs Turkel. Interview with Alston Anderson & Terry Southern.

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The Neon Wilderness

Nelson Algren

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Avon Publishing Company, Inc., 1952 Book. Good. Soft cover. Reprint Edition. Mass Market. G/none, VINTAGE PAPERBACK, 189 pp. Color illustrated stiff paper wraps with yellow, black and red colored text on upper and red and yellow text on spine; slight edge wear; no tears. Interior pages clean, unmarked; though yellowed. Binding is tight but glue has separated a little between wrap and title page..

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THE NEON WILDERNESS; TWENTY-FOUR SHORT STORIES

Algren, Nelson

New York: Hill & Wang, 1966. 286pp. A nice copy. . 3rd Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" Tall. LITERATURE.

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The Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Hill and Wang. Very Good. 1975. Trade Paperback. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 080900027X 4th printing. Light edgewear and rubbing, rear cover starting to yellow, foxing on top page ends, clean and tight copy. 286 pages. N-6. .

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$7.00

The Neon Wilderness

algren, nelson

Hill and Wang. Used - Good. Good condition.

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The Neon Wilderness

algren, nelson

Hill and Wang. Used - Very Good. Very Good condition.

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

New York: Avon, 1956. A NF copy. Avon T-125 with a .35 cover price. First printing. . First Paperback Edition. Paperback. NF.

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The Neon Wilderness [Avon T-125 - Avon Red Gold Edition]

Algren, Nelson

New York: Avon Publications, 1956. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. First Thus. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Stiff color illus. wraps. 190 pp. Mild shelf wear, a bit rubbed along edges and at corners, with two short (1/4" or less) closed tears along top front edge. Square binding with one mild stress crease. Interior typically toned by age but otherwise intact. Final copyright on these stories is 1947, but actual date of publication (as per Hancer) is 1956..

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Neon Wilderness

Algren, Nelson

Avon Publications, 1947. Mass-market paperback. Good. Attractive vintage cover art.

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