Last Gentleman

Walker PERCY

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"BUT IF THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME, HE THOUGHT, THEN THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE WORLD"

PERCY, Walker. The Last Gentleman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1966). Octavo, original half olive cloth, original dust jacket.

First edition of this novel about a New York City janitor with a tenuous grasp on the present who returns to the South to care for a young man with leukemia.

"A highly whimsical kind of picaresque tale that puts one in mind of both Faulkner and Canneau" (Joyce Carol Oates, The Nation). "Splendid… a distinguished work of art" (New York Times Book Review).

Book near-fine with clean interior, faint soiling to front board, and very mild toning to spine, bright dust jacket very nearly fine. A most attractive copy.

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