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Satterthwait, Walter

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ISBN 10: 0312059973 / ISBN 13: 9780312059972
Editorial: St Martins Press, New York, 1991
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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374 pages. Gold lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine copy of this mystery, featuring Oscar Wilde in the American west. Signed by the author on the title page. Size: 5.5 x 8.5. N° de ref. de la librería 007183

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Editorial: St Martins Press, New York

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Black Cloth Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Fiction

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"A tense mystery, a perverse comedy, 'Wilde West' is a brilliant novel that includes, as all books should, murder, sex, insanity, cannibalism, and a herd of goats."

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In this perfect blend of mystery, satire and travelogue, Satterthwait ( At Ease with the Dead ) follows Oscar Wilde in his 1882 lecture tour through the American West. Wilde greatly amuses his audiences and Elizabeth McCourt Doe in particular, initiating a torrid (and to the reader, surprising) affair with her. Meanwhile U.S. marshal Bob Grigsby connects a series of murders and eviscerations of prostitutes to the cities where Wilde has delivered his disquisitions and accuses the writer of the crimes. Wilde steers the hard-drinking marshal to the other members of his tour, including an alcoholic reporter, a slick-talking business manager, a sophisticated countess, a frail valet, a retired Prussian officer and even gunslinger John "Doc" Holliday, who has been following the tour. Wilde and Elizabeth narowly escape being killed by cowboys to whom Wilde's wit is no laughing matter, but the identity of the serial killer is not revealed until the harrowing resolution. One more surprise waits in the wings, and its delivery is just as smooth as those that the playwright himself once put to paper.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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