A Fine copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by Wolff. The Barracks Thief is the story of three young paratroopers waiting to be shipped out to Vietnam. Brought together one sweltering afternoon to stand guard over an ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire, they discover in each other an unexpected capacity for recklessness and violence. Far from being alarmed by this discovery, they are exhilarated by it; they emerge from their common danger full of confidence in their own manhood and in the bond of friendship they have formed. This confidence is shaken when a series of thefts occur. The author embraces the perspectives of both the betrayer and the betrayed, forcing us to participate in lives that we might otherwise condemn, and to recognize the kinship of those lives to our own. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Barracks Thief.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 1987
Edition: First Printing of the First UK Edition.
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1987. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP38509644
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition...... UK hardback first impression. Good only with some spotting to page edges and rubbing to cloth in places. The jacket is unclipped with some creasing and I think some fade to psine lettering. Jonathan Cape 1987. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 12519008236
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Book Condition: Very Good ++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st UK Edition. VG++, Shelfwear, ink gift inscrption/VG, Edgewear, tear, indentations, staining. War drama. Jacket design by Jackie Morris. Expanded condition report/photo on request. Bookseller Inventory # 031432
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. 1st UK Edition. VG+, Shelfwear, small stain, edge foxing/Near Fine, Mild wear. War drama. Jacket by Jackie Morris. Expanded condition report/scan on request. Bookseller Inventory # 009867
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1987. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK edition hardback, 1987, with unclipped jacket. An ex-library book with very few of the normal marks - a little label residue to rear fep and a stamp to reverse of title page. In overall very good condition with minor signs of handling and storage - dj slightly shelfworn but still glossy. Internally very clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; text bright and clear throughout. Photograph available. Bookseller Inventory # 122279
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, England, 1987. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.. 101 pages. Black-cloth cover, very minor edge-wear. Illustrated, unclipped jacket, minor edge-wear, slight peeling to edges. Pages clean, straight & unmarked. Tight binding. "On a sweat-soaked afternoon three young paratroopers destined for Vietnam stand guard over an isolated ammunition dump threatened by a forest fire. What follows jeopardises all their lives. But any chance of genuine friendship is quashed by the discovery, back at camp, of a barracks thief. Suspicion supplants sympathy, fear of betrayal fosters alienation." 15 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Second Hand. Bookseller Inventory # 000898
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First UK edition. 101pp. Near fine in cloth with dustwrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 29313
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Short Closed Tears To Dj Else Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 006364
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, United Kingdom, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. First UK Edition, First Printing. This is a true first edition of the UK edition, first printing (first impression) with no reprint statement to the copyright page to indicate a true first print in a as New Dust Jacket. Signed by Tobias Wolff to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 004551
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London. 1987. First edition., 1987. 8vo, 101pp. A very good hardback copy in like dust jacket. Publisher's review copy slip loosely inserted. Inscribed by the author on title page. Bookseller Inventory # 85270