New York: Random House, 2009. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. Tall 8vo, black quarter cloth with silver lettering on spine over blue boards, archival polyester-protected photographic dust jacket (unclipped) depicting a wintry scene of two men standing beside a stream in Central Park taken by Samuel Gottscho, 208 pages +  blanks +  About the Author +  About the Type. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #6144
Edgar Lawrence "E. L." Doctorow (1931 – 2015) was an American novelist, editor, and professor, best known internationally for his works of historical fiction. He has been described as one of the most important American novelists of the 20th century.
He wrote twelve novels, three volumes of short fiction and a stage drama. They included the award-winning novels Ragtime (1975), Billy Bathgate (1989), and The March (2005). A number of Doctorow's novels were also adapted for the screen.
This novel deals with two reclusive brothers--one blind and the other a victim of mustard gas during World War One--who live in a former New York City Fif th Avenue mansion, yet scavenge in its streets.
SUPERIOR COPY internally and externally bright and clean.