"How easy life is when it's easy, and how hard when it's hard": First Edition of The Professor of Desire; Signed by Philip Roth

  • The Professor of Desire.

The Professor of Desire.


Item Number: 12033

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1977.

First edition of Roth’s second book in a series portraying the life of the fictional professor David Kapesh. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Philip Roth on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Jacket design by Nannette Stevenson. A very sharp example.

The Professor of Desire follows protagonist David Kepesh, who moves between a life of scholarship and carnal adventure. "A thoughtful...elegant novel.... A fine display of literary skills." (The New York Times Book Review).

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