"SPLENDID, SUSPENSEFUL, HYPNOTIC, SEDUCTIVE": FIRST EDITION OF SOMETHING HAPPENED, SIGNED BY HELLER
HELLER, Joseph. Something Happened. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. Octavo, original black cloth, original dust jacket. $500.
First trade edition of Heller's acclaimed second novel—his first after Catch-22—signed by him.
The Saturday Review hailed Heller's long awaited second novel as a "brilliant commentary on American life," and Kurt Vonnegut praised it as "splendid, suspenseful, hypnotic, seductive" (New York Times). Published the same year as a signed limited edition of 350 copies, no priority established. Bruccoli & Clark II:198. Yaakov & Greenfieldt, 308.
A handsome copy in fine condition.