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