New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 1956. First Edition. Hardcover.
First edition of John Barth's debut novel written when he was 24 and set in his hometown of Cambridge, Maryland.
The Floating Opera is a first person account of the day that Todd Andrews, hero and narrator, contemplates suicide. He is a confirmed bachelor, a convinced nihilist, and a practicing lawyer, a rake, a saint, and a cynic.Item #900875
5-5/8 x 8-1/4", light brown cloth, 280pp.
A bit of toning to leaves, a bit of wear to extreme tips, no owner’s names or marks, square, tight, very good + to near fine in very good price extant ($3.95), spine darkened and stained, moderately soiled dust wrapper with a bit of wear to extreme edges, in protective mylar.