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Riassunto: pp. 146.Signed by the author.Limited edition number 495/750, in slipcase
From Publishers Weekly: In 1986, years before he became known for his hardboiled crime thrillers, Lansdale crafted this wry, nostalgic elegy to the Wild West published in a small print run with limited distribution. A mild-mannered precursor to his brassy The Big Blow, this entertaining episodic novel is also set in turn-of-the-20th-century eastern Texas, where crooked traveling medicine shows and aging gunslingers define the closing frontier. Narrator Buster Fogg's family is wiped out by a twister in an early sequence described with surreal verve. Buster hitches on with Billy Bob Daniels, a patent-medicine pusher and trick shooter who claims to be the illegitimate son of Wild Bill Hickock, joining an entourage consisting of a kindly ex-slave named Albert, and Rot Toe, the wrestling ape. Adventures on the road which include swiping the mummified remains of Billy Bob's "pa" and swindling settlers with their concoction of watered-down whiskey stoke personal tensions that only aggravate troubles when their wagon rolls into Mud Creek and Billy Bob is called out by Texas Jack, a dime-novel desperado who, legend says, intimidated even Wild Bill. Lansdale's affection for the classic western is never in doubt, although he spends much of the novel skillfully deflating the romance of heroic reputations made as much by luck and exaggeration as by skill with a gun. The true charm of the story, though, is iin its telling, which melds laconic humor, colorful colloquialisms and outrageous figures of speech into a Twainesque tall tale. This novel endures as a modern western classic.
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Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. Ex Libris with all the usual attributes. Dust jacket taped to cover, with a little soiling; Very Good + condition. Erase marks on front end page. A few folds on pages. Very Good + condition. Codice libro della libreria rh6162
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1986. Condizione libro: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Codice libro della libreria 0385232691-2-4
Descrizione libro Doubleday. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2811939332
Descrizione libro Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Only lightly used. Book has minimal wear to cover and binding. A few pages may have small creases and minimal underlining. Codice libro della libreria G0385232691I3N00
Descrizione libro Doubleday. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0385232691 . Codice libro della libreria LSJ6962MHLVAM062717O0355P
Descrizione libro Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City Park, New York, 1986. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. Usual ex-library markings. Dj is in an attached wrap. Book cocked. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Codice libro della libreria 16897
Descrizione libro Doubleday, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. Ex-library with expected markings, dust wrapper with stickers at base of spine else well preserved. Scarce in the first edition. Codice libro della libreria LANSDALE
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0385232691
Descrizione libro Doubleday, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: fine/near fine. First edition. octavo. 182pp A very nice copy in an equally nice jacket. In a brodart protective wrapper. Codice libro della libreria 47210
Descrizione libro Doubleday. New York., 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 1st Edition. G/G. First edition, first printing. Signed and dated by author on title page. X-library (San Diego county). 182 pp. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 19910