Rare First Edition Of Richard Yates Powerful First Novel Revolutionary Road; Inscribed And Dated By Him
Item Number: 2784
Boston: Little, Brown, 1961.
First edition of the author’s first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed and dated by Yates on the front free endpapaper, “For Jim Brady With best wishes always, Dick Yates Feb 1, 87.” Eraser mark on the inside front panel, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Revolutionary Road is the The Great Gatsby of my time. One of the best books written by a member of my generation" (Kurt Vonnegut). "If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction I don't know what it is" (Tennessee Williams). Chosen by Time as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Adapted in 2008 to film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.