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Portnoy's Complaint Signed Limited Edition, #179 of 600 copies
New York: Random House. F/F. 1969. 1st Edition. Hardcover; 1st Printing. 6916414 . Signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. Fine, clean, straight book that is very tight and apparently unread, bound in ivory colored rough weave cloth with gold gilt printing on the front and spine and publisher's red upper page edges, in a Fine, clean and undamaged dustjacket (no flap data and unpriced at publisher's wish) of a yellowish-tan color with small decorative threads woven throughout the paper. The book is housed in publisher's light red paper-covered boards slipcase that is in Very Good+ condition with the limitation number written small in ink at the lower spine end, a shadow from a (probably) very small price sticker at the upper right corner, and some small nicks in the paper at the opening of the slipcase. It is structurally very sound; just has a few small cosmetic problems. The classic tale of a repressed and imaginative young man who has vivid sexual fantasies and adventures, all ruined by feelings of shame and fear of retribution instilled in him by his parents. Made into a memorable movie in 1972, with Richard Benjamin playing the part of Alexander Portnoy. Similar themes to Roth's 'Goodbye, Columbus' - but perhaps that's partially because Richard Benjamin also starred in that movie and left an indelible impression of an angst-ridden young man. .
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