First Edition (first combined printing). The first cloth edition to bring together the three debut novels by the author of THE BOOK OF ILLUSIONS ("City of Glass," "Ghosts," and "The Locked Room"). These New York mysteries include a combination of puzzling events and games that draw the reader into the stories. Fine/Fine but for slight rubbing at the bottom of the spine. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Paul Auster's brilliant debut novels, City of Glass, Ghosts, and The Locked Room brought him international acclaim for his creation of a new genre, mixing elements of the standard detective fiction and postmodern fiction. City of Glass combines dark, Kafka-like humor with all the suspense of a Hitchcock film as a writer of detective stories becomes embroiled in a complex and puzzling series of events, beginning with a call from a stranger in the middle of the night asking for the author ? Paul Auster ? himself. Ghosts, the second volume of this interconnected trilogy, introduces Blue, a private detective hired to watch a man named Black, who, as he becomes intermeshed into a haunting and claustrophobic game of hide-and-seek, is lured into the very trap he has created. The final volume, The Locked Room, also begins with a mystery, told this time in the first-person narrative. The nameless hero journeys into the unknown as he attempts to reconstruct the past which he has experienced almost as a dream. Together these three fictions lead the listener on adventures that expand the mind as they entertain. "Auster harnesses the inquiring spirit any reader brings to a mystery, redirecting it from the grubby search for a wrongdoer to the more rarified search for the self." (New York Times Book Review) Bonus audio: James Atlas interview with the Author
City of Glass
As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night, Quinn, a writer of detective stories, becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written.
Blue, a student of Brown, has been hired by White to spy on Black. From a window of a rented room on Orange Street, Blue keeps watch on his subject, who is across the street, staring out of his window.
The Locked Room
Fanshawe has disappeared, leaving behind his wife and baby and a cache of extraordinary novels, plays, and poems. What happened to him--and why is the narrator, Fanshawe's boyhood friend, lured obsessively into his life?
Titre : The New York Trilogy: City of Glass, Ghosts,...
Éditeur : Sun & Moon Press
Date d'édition : 1994
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press,, Los Angeles:, 1994. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. New American Fiction Series: 4-6. First printing thus. Soiling on text block edges, brief gift inscription on half-title page, else good in a good (scuffing/soiling on rear panel) dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 80952
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, 2003. Hardcover. État : Fair. Book. First Cloth Edition. This book itself is in very good condition, but ismissing its dustjacket. The top quarter inch or so at the top of its frontboard has faded slightly and the book bears some light shelf wear and aprevious owner's name on the first endpaper, but otherwise appears likelyunread and is in perfect shape; tight, square, solid and free of anymarkings. You'll be thrilled with delight when it gets to you!!! =). N° de réf. du libraire 2703
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1994. Hard Cover. État : NF. Etat de la jaquette : F. First Cloth Edition, First Printing. Octavo. Brown cloth boards and spine with silver lettering. Very light bumping at the tail of the spine with just a trace of rubbing at the two corners. Decorative gray endpapers. Binding is straight and tight; pages are all clean, white, and crisp. 464 pages. Dust Jacket has no discernable flaws. Part of the Sun & Moon Press's New American Fiction Series 4-6. N° de réf. du libraire 000317
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, 2003. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P02155713166X
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, 2003. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P11155713166X
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, 2003. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX155713166X
Description du livre Sun and Moon Press, 1994. État : Very Good. 1st Edition. 155713166x Signed by Author(s) 155713166x Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good). N° de réf. du libraire 77819
Description du livre Los Angeles: Sun & Moon Press, 1994. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st printing. VG+/VG+: Book appears unread, with a touch of wear to spine ends. Autographed by Auster on half-title page. First hardcover omnibus edition of Auster's first three novels, published here as volumes 4-6 of Sun & Moon's New American Fiction series. A much less common state autographed than the signed limited edition of the book. 466 pages. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 3954
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1994. Hardcover. First edition thus, first printing. Number 65 of 200 copies signed by Auster on special limitation page in the rear. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket. An as new copy. Signed. N° de réf. du libraire 33541
Description du livre Sun & Moon Press, Los Angeles, 1994. First edition thus. Hardcover. Limited edition, copy 143 of only 200, of the first omnibus edition from the original publisher of Auster's seminal group of novels. A very near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Signed by Auster on the limitation page. N° de réf. du libraire 131293