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The Crying of Lot 49
The Crying of Lot of 49 by Thomas Pynchon
by ​Thomas Pynchon

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First Edition.
Price: $600.00


New York, NY: J. B. Lippincott Company (1966)

First Edition.

Near fine in dust jacket with mild edge wear and some chipping to the top and bottom of spine. Boards have some crimping to the boards. Overall, still a handsome copy of Pynchon's second book.

The Crying of Lot 49 is Thomas Pynchon’s classic satire of modern America, about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in what would appear to be an international conspiracy

When her ex-lover, wealthy real-estate tycoon Pierce Inverarity dies and designates her the co-executor of his estate, California housewife Oedipa Mass is thrust into a paranoid mystery of metaphors, symbols, and the United States Postal Service. Traveling across Southern California, she meets some extremely interesting characters, and attains a not-inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.

Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937. His books include V, Gravity’s Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, Against the Day, Inherent Vice, and Bleeding Edge.

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