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The Desert Rose [Signed, Numbered]

The Desert Rose [Signed, Numbered]

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The Desert Rose [Signed, Numbered]

by McMurtry, Larry

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. One of 250 copies, bound in purple cloth and issued in a matching slipcase.

In his memoir Literary Life, McMurtry said he wrote this novel "in twenty-two days" and that the book "seemed to flow out of me as rapidly as I could type. The Desert Rose was supposed to have been a screenplay, but, to my intense relief, it came out as a novel. I had hardly written a sentence I liked for eight years: to actually enjoy my own prose again was a big, big deal" (p. 91).

254 pages. First edition (first printing, with a numberline ending in 1). This is copy 12 of 250 signed by McMurtry. Not issued in a dust jacket. This slipcase for this copy is very good, with some light discoloration to the cloth.


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The Desert Rose [Signed, Numbered]
McMurtry, Larry
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Simon and Schuster
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