"A STIRRING WORK OF FICTION AND FACT": WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, SIGNED BY HERMAN WOUK
WOUK, Herman. War and Remembrance. Boston: Little, Brown, (1978). Thick octavo, original half red cloth, original dust jacket. $450.
First trade edition of the acclaimed successor to Winds of War, signed on the title page by Herman Wouk.
"War and Remembrance is a stirring work of fiction and fact…. With its prologue The Winds of War (1971), War and Remembrance is for Herman Wouk the work of a lifetime… a journey of extraordinary emotional riches" (New York Times). Wouk considered Winds of War and its sequel, War and Remembrance to be his "most vaultingly ambitious" works (Los Angeles Times). "No writer has worked harder at the amassing of the historical facts about World War II. For that matter, no writer has ever written with such authority about the trials of the life of the writer himself" (Burgess, 99 Novels, 56). First trade edition, first issue: with "T10/78" on the copyright page indicating the official publication date of October 1978. Preceded by a limited edition.
Text quite fresh with rear inner paper hinge starting but sound; bright dust jacket. A handsome about-fine copy.