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Harlot's Ghost by  Norman MAILER - Signed First Edition - 1991 - from Riverrun Books & Manuscripts and Biblio.com.au

Harlot's Ghost

by MAILER, Norman

Condition: Trifling shelfwear, generally crisp, fresh and tight


New York: Random House, 1991. First edition, presentation copy. Trifling shelfwear, generally crisp, fresh and tight. 8vo. Original cloth; dust jacket. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Artist after the pleasure of meeting her on the way up. Cheers / Norman Mailer / Sept '91."


"The most daring, ambitious and by far the best written of the several very long, daring and ambitious books Norman Mailer has so far produced....Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book....There can no longer be any doubt that he possesses the largest mind and imagination at work in American literature today."CHICAGO TRIBUNENarrated by Harry Hubbard, a second-generation CIA man, HARLOT'S GHOST looks into the depths of the American soul and the soul of Hugh Tremont Montague, code name Harlot, a CIA man obsessed. And Harry is about to discover how far the madness will go and what it means to the Agency and the country....A Main Selection of the Book-of-the-Month ClubFrom the Trade Paperback edition.




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