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1 West, Nathanael A Cool Million (The Dismantling of Lemuel Pitkin)
London Neville Spearman 1954 First Edition Hard Cover 
Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Red boards. The spine is stamped in white. 139pps. The pages are a bit yellowed (only as much as would be expected) and there are a couple of instances of faint spotting to the page-edges. Otherwise clean, tight, and square. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has a sun-darkened spine, toning to the rear white panel, and shallow chipping along the edges; the original price is intact. Overall, a very nice copy in a presentable dustjacket. ".This burlesquing melodrama describing the adventures of Lemuel Pitkin is as individual as its author. In an incredibly funny and tragic novel Nathanael West gives a devastatingly true analysis of the terrible emptiness of mass lives; throughout, there lurks a very real horror and an acute feeling of inevitability. Purposely, we refrain from describing the plot in order not to lessen your pleasure in following Our Hero through his many disasters and triumphs (?), except to say that by the end of the book Our Hero has been in gaol, lost his teeth, his eyes, a leg, his scalp, and witnessed an infinite number of rapes and riots. If you have previously read and enjoyed Nathanael West's other novels, 'Miss Lonelyhearts' and 'The Day of The Locust', you will know something of what to expect. 'A Cool Million' is a riot, but behind lies the satire and tragedy." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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