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Vanity of Duluoz. by  Jack Kerouac - First Edition - 1968 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 132201)

Vanity of Duluoz.

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Vanity of Duluoz.

by Kerouac, Jack

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New York: Coward-McCann, Inc, 1968. First edition of this classic work by the author of On the Road. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition. Vanity of Duluoz is a key volume in Jack Kerouac's lifework, the series of autobiographical novels he referred to as The Legend of Duluoz. With the same tender humor and intoxicating wordplay he brought to his masterpieces On the Road and The Dharma Bums, Kerouac takes his alter ego from the football fields of small-town New England to the playing fields and classrooms of Horace Mann and Columbia, out to sea on a merchant freighter plying the sub-infested waters of the North Atlantic during World War II, and back to New York, where his friends are the writers who would one day become known as the Beat generation and where he published his first novel.

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Vanity of Duluoz is a 1968 semi-autobiographical novel by Jack Kerouac. The book describes the adventures of Kerouac's alter ego, Jack Duluoz, covering the period of his life between 1935 and 1946. The book includes reminiscences of the author's high school experiences in Lowell, Massachusetts, his education at Columbia University, and his subsequent naval service during World War II. It culminates with the beginnings of the beat movement.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
132201
Title
Vanity of Duluoz.
Author
Kerouac, Jack
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Coward-McCann, Inc
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1968
Keywords
Jack Kerouac First Edition, Vanity of Duluoz First Edition

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service.

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