A “ROLLER COASTER OF A NOVEL”: A MAN IN FULL, BOLDLY SIGNED BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. A Man in Full. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, (1998). Thick octavo, original pictorial boards, original dust jacket. $250.
First trade edition of this “pitch-perfect, coast-to-coast portrait of our wild and wooly, no-holds-barred, multifarious country,” boldly signed by Wolfe.
A Man in Full, Tom Wolfe's first book since the 1987 Bonfire of the Vanities, won immediate praise on publication as a "roller coaster of a novel… No summary of A Man in Full can do justice to the novel's ethical nuances and hell-bent pacing, its social sweep and intricate interweaving of private and public responsibilities, its electric sense of conveying current events and its knowing portraits of people" (Time). Published the same year as the signed limited first edition.
A fine copy.