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Palimpsest: A Memoir [SIGNED + Photo]

Vidal, Gore

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ISBN 10: 0679440380 / ISBN 13: 9780679440383
Published by NY: Random House Inc, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition (stated), FIRST PRINTING; SIGNED by GORE VIDAL directly on the title page (signature only, not inscribed to anyone); hardcover with pictorial boards and clear glassine dustjacket; in FINE-/FINE- condition (no marks, not book-club ed., not price-clipped, etc; shows slight rubbing/shelfwear to ends of spine to both book and dustjacket; else clean and tight); overall a beautiful, very presentable copy; comes with a GLOSSY PHOTO of the legendary author at the signing event; ships well-packed in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 8500

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Title: Palimpsest: A Memoir [SIGNED + Photo]

Publisher: NY: Random House Inc

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters--including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. of photos.


A candid memoir of Vidal's first 40 years of life. His famous skills as a raconteur, his forthrightness, and his wicked wit are brilliantly at work in these recollections of a difficult family, talented friends, and interesting enemies.

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