Lincoln: A Novel. Signed by Gore Vidal. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Random House. New York, 1984.

$125.00

Gore Vidal grew up in a privileged family, one that was deeply involved in American politics, which shaped his often contradictory and complicated worldviews. From the late 1940s to the 1980s, he became one of the most acclaimed authors in America. He applied postmodern conventions to novel genres unlike anyone before him, especially to historical fiction. Discussion and at times fervor surrounded his works for their liberal stance on sexuality, yet at other times he towed a traditional, conservative line. He also often made headlines for his feuds with other writers and public figures. Ultimately, however, he is remembered for his literary contributions, Lincoln: A Novel high among them. It is part of his Narratives of Empire series. The work is a fictionalized account of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, with points of view from various key figures, including Mary Todd Lincoln, John Hay (Lincoln’s secretary), and others. It initially met mixed reviews, but today it is considered one of his best works and a monumental achievement of postmodern fiction.

This first trade edition is signed by Gore Vidal on the half title page. It is in about-fine condition. In the original brown cloth boards, about-fine with only very minor bowing. Text block near-fine, only rubbing to bottom corner. In the original dust jacket, fine. This first trade edition is preceded only by a signed limited issue of 350 copies by Random House and a signed first edition by the Franklin Library.

An about-fine first trade edition of Lincoln, signed by Gore Vidal.

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Lincoln: A Novel. Signed by Gore Vidal. First Trade Edition, First Printing. Random House. New York, 1984.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in