The Last Gentleman. Walker Percy.
The Last Gentleman
The Last Gentleman

The Last Gentleman

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (some age fading to the board extremities) in a Fine, price-clipped) dust jacket; Walker Percy's second novel, a work centered on a Mississippi man, Williston Bibb Barrett, who, while living in New York City YMCA and working as a night janitor, meets a southern family named the Vaughts who have brought their son Jamie to New York for medical treatment. Barrett, who suffers from fits of déjà vu and amnesiac fugues -- a condition which can cause the sufferer to be unable to recall some or all of his or her pasy as well as either a loss of his or her identity or the formation of a new identity upon the sudden, unexpected, purposeful travel away from home -- comes to know the family and returns with them to the American South to serve as Jamie Vaught's caretaker and there continues to search for his identity. A Fine copy. Fine / fine. Item #836

Price: $95.00

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