Goodbye Columbus & Five Short Stories by Philip Roth [FIRST EDITION FACSIMILE] 1987 • The First Edition Library
Goodbye, Columbus and Five Short Stories by Philip Roth
FACSIMILE OF THE FIRST PRINTING  HOUGHTON MIFFLIN • THE FIRST EDITION LIBRARY
Beautiful unread facsimile, identical to the true first printing.
Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent conditionl Dust jacket now housed in a new HD brodart jacket protector.
Mint with only minor trace shelf wear.
Winner of the National Book Award in 1960, Roth's award-winning first book instantly established its author's reputation as a writer of explosive wit, merciless insight, and a fierce compassion for even the most self-deluding of his characters.
Goodbye, Columbus is the story of Neil Klugman and pretty, spirited Brenda Patimkin, he of poor Newark, she of suburban Short Hills, who meet one summer break and dive into an affair that is as much about social class and suspicion as it is about love. The novella is accompanied by five short stories that range in tone from the iconoclastic to the astonishingly tender and that illuminate the subterranean conflicts between parents and children and friends and neighbors in the American Jewish diaspora.