The Professor of Desire by Philip Roth [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING]

  • $15.00


FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING [1977] FARRAR STRAUS GIROUX

Hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  A hint of tanning to white of dust jacket.


As a student in college, David Kepesh styles himself as 'a rake among scholars, a scholar among rakes' - an identity that will cling to him for a lifetime. As Philip Roth follows Kapesh from the domesticity of childhood out into the vast wilderness of erotic possibility, from a ménage à trois in London to the depths of loneliness in New York, Kapesh confronts the central dilemma of pleasure: how to make a truce between dignity and desire; and how to survive the ordeal of an unhallowed existence.