Doctorow, E.L. (1931 – 2015 )
American novelist, editor, and professor, best known for his works of historical fiction.
SB – Signed Book: Ragtime. Stated First Edition but second impression. 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 tapestry, Ragtime captures the spirit of America in the era between the turn of the century and the First World War.