First Editions of each volume in Philip Roth's American Trilogy; Each Signed by Him

  • The American Trilogy: American Pastoral; I Married A Communist and The Human Stain.

The American Trilogy: American Pastoral; I Married A Communist and The Human Stain.

$2,000.00

Item Number: 88051

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1997-2000.

First editions of each novel in Roth’s acclaimed American trilogy. Octavo, 3 volumes, original half cloth. Each volume is signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. Jacket design by Milton Glaser.

In American Pastoral (1997), Swede Levov is wrenched from the tranquility of his domestic life and into the turbulent 1960s by his cherished daughter, an antiwar terrorist. I Married a Communist (1998), a story of betrayal set in America's anti-Communist 1940s, recounts the rise and fall of radio star Ira Ringold, exposed by his wife as "an American taking his orders from Moscow." The Human Stain (2000) is set in 1998, when America is whipped into a frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president; in a small New England college town an aging classics professor, Coleman Silk, is forced to retire when his colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth about Silk would astonish his most virulent accuser.

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