The Purple Decades by Tom Wolfe (1982) first edition book


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Tom Wolfe - The Purple Decades: A Reader

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1982. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Purple cloth binding. 396 pp. Introduction by Joe Bellamy. Good condition. Light wear along edges of boards, textblock. Clean pages. Dust jacket is a bit dullened, rimpled along extreme upper edge, and has a small closed tear along lower rear edge (1cm or so--see photos). The Purple Decades is a sort of "greatest hits" compendium of Wolfe's work, with selections pulled from Wolfe's various non-fiction publications.

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