Doctorow, E.L. (1931 – )
Ragtime; stated Signed First Edition but later impression (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9 – 7 – 5 – 3); Random House, NY, 1974; 270 pgs. Some staining to dustjacket; small tear at back panel near author photo; protected by Brodart wrappers. Features a bold inscription on the front free – endpaper: To my favorite redhead, the most glorious Virginia, with love and admiration, Edgar Doctorow. Published in 1975, Ragtime changed our very concept of what a novel could be. An extraordinary gtapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.