“REMEMBER THIS, IF YOU CAN--THERE IS NOTHING, NOTHING MORE PRECIOUS THAN TIME”: First Edition of Herman Wouk's Don't Stop the Carnival; Signed by Him

  • Don’t Stop the Carnival.

Don’t Stop the Carnival.

Item Number: 4036

New York: Doubleday & Company, 1965.

First edition of Wouk’s classic comedy. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Herman Wouk on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket painting by Janet Gasson. Jacket design by Owen Scott.

Don’t Stop the Carnival is a comedy about escaping middle-age crisis to the Caribbean, a heaven that quickly turns into a hell for the main character. The book is said to be loosely based on Herman Wouk's experiences in managing an actual hotel, in the early 1960s in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.The novel was turned into a musical by Jimmy Buffett in 1997.