Folly & Glory by Larry McMurtry (Signed Hardcover and ARC Paperback) ISBN: 9780743233057 This lot is for 2 volumes of Folly and Glory: one is an Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) paperback and the other is a limited, first edition hardcover, both of which are signed. The hardcover is limited to 75 numbered copies signed by Larry McMurtry of which this is number 66. Published by Simon and Schuster (NY), Copyright 2004. The dust jacket has a $25 price on the inside flap. The hardcover has tan and grey boards. The ARC copy 's paperback covers have two creases, one at the front cover a quarter way down and again on the rear cover at the mid-way. The hardcover book comes with the mylar jacket, while the paperback has a plastic cover as shown in the photos. Overall, this set of 2 books are in Like New condition and a terrific addition to your collection!. N° de réf. du libraire
In this brilliant saga -- the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right -- Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with "wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West" (The New York Times Book Review).
As this finale opens, Tasmin and her family are under irksome, though comfortable, arrest in Mexican Santa Fe. Her father, the eccentric Lord Berrybender, is planning to head for Texas with his whole family and his retainers, English, American, and Native American. Tasmin, who would once have followed her husband, Jim Snow, anywhere, is no longer even sure she likes him, or knows where to go to next. Neither does anyone else -- even Captain Clark, of Lewis and Clark fame, is puzzled by the great changes sweeping over the West, replacing red men and buffalo with towns and farms.
In the meantime, Jim Snow, accompanied by Kit Carson, journeys to New Orleans, where he meets up with a muscular black giant named Juppy, who turns out to be one of Lord Berrybender's many illegitimate offspring, and in whose company they make their way back to Santa Fe. But even they are unable to prevent the Mexicans from carrying the Berrybender family on a long and terrible journey across the desert to Vera Cruz.
Starving, dying of thirst, and in constant, bloody battle with slavers pursuing them, the Berrybenders finally make their way to civilization -- if New Orleans of the time can be called that -- where Jim Snow has to choose between Tasmin and the great American plains, on which he has lived all his life in freedom, and where, after all her adventures, Tasmin must finally decide where her future lies.
With a cast of characters that includes almost every major real-life figure of the West, Folly and Glory is a novel that represents the culmination of a great and unique four-volume saga of the early days of the West; it is one of Larry McMurtry's finest achievements.
A propos de l'auteur: Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. He lives in Archer City, Texas.
Titre : Folly and Glory: A Novel (The Berrybender ...
Éditeur : U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster
Date d'édition : 2004
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition
Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 2004. État : Good. First Printing. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2395558
Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 2004. État : Fair. First Printing. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP92881126
Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 2004. État : Good. First Printing. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP2375713
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. N° de réf. du libraire 2710811631
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. N° de réf. du libraire 2722305557
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2723982434
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0743233050I3N10
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. N° de réf. du libraire G0743233050I3N00
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. N° de réf. du libraire G0743233050I3N10
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. N° de réf. du libraire G0743233050I5N10