The Things They Carried. By Tim O’Brien. First Trade Edition, Second Printing. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 1990.

$30.00

Tim O’Brien is a celebrated American author who is best known for his novels about the Vietnam War. A veteran himself, his work applies verisimilitude only possible from his firsthand experiences. The Things They Carried is easily his most praised and anthologized work. It is a short story collection with closely interlinked narratives. The titular story has become one of the most assigned readings in America and the foremost text among Vietnam War literature. From its opening line–”First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carried letters from a girl named Martha […]”–to its closing paragraph, noting how those soldiers must “Carry on,” O’Brien’s story captures the relentless, devastating effects of war–even for the survivors.

This first trade edition, second printing is in fine condition. In the original black half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very nearly fine with only minor puncture to front flap.

A spectacular copy of Tim O’Brien’s classic work on the Vietnam War.

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The Things They Carried. By Tim O’Brien. First Trade Edition, Second Printing. Houghton Mifflin. Boston, 1990.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in