Rare Books Them by Joyce Carol Oates Signed Limited Edition Franklin Library Autographed Books for Readers Gifts Collectible Books

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This is a fine leather-bound hardcover from The Franklin Library. 1979 Signed Limited Edition. Signed page cover tissue accompany this copy. This copy is fine and like new inside and out. Gilt-blocked leather with decorative gold gilt tooling to front and back. Hubbed spine with silk vellum endpapers. All three page edges tipped in gold gilt. 8vo octavo. Smyth sewn binding. The pages inside are crisp and clean like new, free of markings. The sewn binding is tight and straight. The leather bound cover is in fine like new condition.

This literary gem is, per the author, based on the life of a real family. It explores the complex struggles of American life through several down-on-their-luck characters. Each is trying to reach the American dream through marriage and money. The novel highlights the difficulties of the working class. It received the National Book Award in 1970 and still resonates today.

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