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The House of the Solitary Maggot: Purdy, James The House of the Solitary Maggot: Purdy, James

The House of the Solitary Maggot

Purdy, James

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ISBN 10: 0385044135 / ISBN 13: 9780385044134
Editorial: Doubleday & Company, New York, 1974
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Signed by Purdy on the title page and inscribed by him on the facing verso to Jere Real. Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Square snug and neat in uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with $7.95 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Light shelf rub to jacket at spine ends and tips. NF/VG+; Signed by Author. N° de ref. de la librería 23012

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Título: The House of the Solitary Maggot

Editorial: Doubleday & Company, New York

Año de publicación: 1974

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First Edition; First Printing

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The people of Prince's Crossing called him the old maggot. Not just because he was despicably rich, nor because he owned all their farms, or sired the wild young men who tore up the roads with their galloping horses—it was because they could not pronounce the word magnate, which Mr. Skegg assuredly was. Lady Bythewaite, his common-law wife, had a devouring love that filled her entire existence, but never affected her iron will and the implacable destiny that led from it. Only Clarence of the three sons could claim the Skegg name, and at the first opportunity he ran off to New York to change it. When he came back, it was with a new name, silent picture fame, and a deadly vengeance to act out. Owen Hawkins was the "acknowledged" son who lived with Lady Bythewaite. A delicate lad, his world included each of his family, with a devotion that was frightening. Aiken Cusworth was the bastard. A great hulking horse-tamer with the smell of the fields and animals on him, he had a single bent that yanked man and beast to the line of his terrible whim. Together, they lived in the house of the solitary maggot.

About the Author:

James Purdy (1914-2009) was a controversial American novelist. His novels have been recognized as late 20th century American classics.

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