"A SCREAMING COMES ACROSS THE SKY": FIRST EDITION OF GRAVITY'S RAINBOW
PYNCHON, Thomas. Gravity's Rainbow. New York: Viking, (1973). Octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. $3500.
First edition of Pynchon's National Book Award-winning third novel.
"One of the few truly great novels of the century, and at the same time one of the most disappointing, disturbing, maddening…. One of the most original fictive styles to have been developed since Joyce" (Contemporary Novelists, 1136). "Its technical and verbal resources bring to mind Melville, Faulkner and Nabokov" (New York Times Books of the Century, 487). Mead A3a.
A fine copy.