New York: Twayne Publishers, 1993.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author and Anne Tyler in ink to front flyleaf. First Edition. 8 3/4" X 5 3/4". xv, 173pp. Dust jacket in near fine condition with very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges. Blue cloth over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and sound. About signatures it states "This specially signed first edition is limited to 110 numbered copies of which numbers 1-10 are hors commerce. This is copy number..." (No copy number is given.) Part of Twayne's United States Authors Series.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In this comprehensive critical evaluation Elizabeth Evans introdues readers to Tyler the short story writer and critic as well as novelist. Highlighting Tyler's keen eye for the telling detail in all genres, Evans analyzes the author's persistent use of the family as focal point, of humor and wit (Tyler's underrated humor gets an entire chapter), of quirky and eccentric characters, and of quirky and eccentric characters wedded to their locale-- Primarily Baltimore, Tyler's home for many years.(Publisher). Very good + / Very good +. Item #6573