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U.S.A. Trilogy: The 42nd Parallel; Nineteen Nineteen [1919]; The Big Money, Dos Passos, John

Author    Dos Passos, John

Title   U.S.A. Trilogy: The 42nd Parallel; Nineteen Nineteen [1919]; The Big Money

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Thus

Publisher    Houghton Mifflin Company 1946

Illustrator   Marsh, Reginald

Seller ID   2202721

Houghton Mifflin Company. 1946. First Thus. Complete in three hardcover volumes, with original publisher's slipcase. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Original tan buckram covers. Illustrations by Reginald Marsh. The U.S.A. Trilogy is a major work of American writer John Dos Passos, comprising the novels The 42nd Parallel (1930), 1919, also known as Nineteen Nineteen (1932), and The Big Money (1936). The three books were first published together in a single volume titled U.S.A by Harcourt Brace in January, 1938. Dos Passos added a prologue with the title U.S.A. to The Modern Library edition of The 42nd Parallel published the previous November, and the same plates were used by Harcourt Brace for the trilogy. Houghton Mifflin issued two boxed three-volume sets in 1946 with color endpapers and illustrations by Reginald Marsh, The first illustrated edition was limited to 365 copies, 350 signed by both Dos Passos and Marsh, in a deluxe binding with leather labels and beveled boards. The binding for the larger 1946 trade issue was tan buckram with red spine lettering and the trilogy designation U.S.A. printed in red over a blue rectangle on both the spine and front cover. This illustrated edition was reprinted in various bindings until the Library of America edition appeared in 1996, 100 years after Dos Passos' birth. The trilogy employs an experimental technique, incorporating four different narrative modes: fictional narratives telling the life stories of twelve fictional characters; collages of newspaper clippings and song lyrics labeled 'Newsreel'; individually labeled short biographies of public figures of the time such as Woodrow Wilson and Henry Ford; and fragments of autobiographical stream of consciousness writing labeled 'Camera Eye.' The trilogy covers the historical development of American society during the first three decades of the twentieth century. In 1998, the Modern Library ranked U.S.A. Trilogy 23rd on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. KEYWORDS: CLASSICS HISTORICAL AMERICAN MARY FRENCH MISS WILLIAMS WARD MOOREHOUSE CHARLEY ANDERSON ANNE ELIZABETH JERRY BURNHAM DOC BINGHAM JOE ASKEW EVELINE HUTCHINS LONG ISLAND FIFTH AVENUE NAT BENTON SAN FRANCISCO DON STEVENS BILL CERMAK WOODROW WILSON JOE WASHBURN ELEANOR STODDARD PRESIDENT NEW JERSEY UNCLE TIM HENRY FORD OCEAN CITY NEW ORLEANS RODNEY CATHCART FICTION JOHN DOS PASSOS U.S.A. UNITED STATES 42ND FORTY SECOND PARALLEL NINETEEN NINETEEN 1919 BIG MONEY Condition Notes: First illustrated trade edition -- preceded by limited illustrated edition released the same year. Includes publisher's slipcase. Books 1 & 2 include jackets, volume 3 lacks jacket. Slipcase edges rubbed.

Price = 95.00 USD

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