WHERE I WAS FROM, by Joan Didion - 2003 [Signed 1st Ed]

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Where I Was From

by Joan Didion

FIRST EDITION, FLAT SIGNED by Author on Title Page. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD++ condition with VERY GOOD++ DJ.

  • ISBN: 0679433325
  • Volume features illustrated DJ, as well as white paper covers and device blind-tooled along foot edge of back cover. Book is quarter-bound in white cloth with gilt on spine.
  • Book displays minimal overall wear. 
  • Back shoulder shows tiny smudge near foot. (See photos)
  • Binding is secure.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • DJ exhibits minimal edgewear, as well as minor shelfwear faintly visible on back. (See photo) 
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20200130

226 pages. 5.5 x 8.25 inches.

Book features sepia illustrated DJ, and white paper covers. Volume is quarter-bound in white cloth with gilt lettering on spine and publisher's device blind-tooled on back. 

Title page features signature of author. Includes a list of book by the author at beginning of volume, and a note on the author as well as a note on the type at end.

A collection of autobiographical essays, this book is a highly intelligent comment on the evolution of industry and society values in California in particular, and the United States in general. Following the journey West of her family through the centuries, from her five times great grandmother's birthplace in Virginia, to their final destination in California, it tells how the successive mistakes of the corrupt government and the budding industry led the land of California to be sold first to the railroad, then to the aerospace industry, losing all its core values along the way. Expertly written by one who could not be more informed, having lived the experiences she tells of herself, this novel is--after Frank Norris, Henry George, and Jack London--an eye-opener on the growth of industry and the evolution of society in America, and all it brought about.

Joan Didion (b. 1934) is an American essayist whose works are deeply involved in Californian subcultures, which she attempts to bring to attention. Her political writings often focus on the subtext of rhetoric. 

EDITION POINTS: First Edition, Signed by Author on Title Page.


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