Terms of Endearment. Larry McMurtry.
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment
Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

ISBN: 0671221027
New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. "Larry McMurtry's new novel is so good, so grandly satisfying as a work of fiction, that it draws the reader totally into the lives of its characters, until they become more real, more familiar, than our own. McMurtry is one of the most important novelists in America today...and his new book confirms and enhances his reputation. It is, quite simply, a glowing, warm, intensely human and brilliantly readable work, written with the incomparable gift for creating characters, the acute observation and the intimacy that are the hallmarks of McMurtry's fiction." (from front flap) The seventh novel by Larry McMurtry (1936-2021), the astoundingly prolific, popular & prize-winning American author (& we might add a fabled bookseller). This beloved, quintessential tear-jerker of a novel was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film version starring Shirley MacLaine as the unforgettable heroine Aurora Greenway, Debra Winger as her daughter Emma Greenway-Horton, & leering Jack Nicholson as Aurora's suitor, the has-been astronaut Garrett Breedlove (a composite character not actually in the novel). Hardcover in unclipped first-issue dust jacket (with $9.95 price printed on front flap), first edition, first printing as indicated by number sequence on copyright page. A classic collectible by the author of The Last Picture Show, the Lonesome Dove series & so many other acclaimed works. In relatively near-fine condition relative to this notoriously cheap (to the standards of its venerable publisher) production: Book with very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear to thin edges & corners of same; gilt lettering on brown-cloth spine slightly dulled but substantially intact; moderate bend of spine toward front; small area with loss of surface paper at lower back cover board near spine; moderate browning, spotting & light scratching to edges of text block. Interior near-fine with moderate browning to blank paste-downs, endpapers & all page leaves (the latter especially at blank margins with occasional spotting); slight waving/ faint creasing at side margins of a few leaves. Dust jacket (again relatively) near-fine with mild rubbing, browning, scratching, faint creasing & sparse spotting to front, back covers, spine & flaps; mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; one small area of clear-tape repair (of short, mostly closed tear with minimal loss of paper) at blank lower edge of inner back cover near spine hardly visible on outer surface of same; several creases mentioned above are across entire length of back cover, spine. Near Fine / Near Fine. [Item #4769]

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