March/April 2015

From Misery Mountain:
Collecting Caleb Carr

Caleb Carr grew up in New York City in what might
seem like a rarified literary atmosphere. His
father’ s close circle of friends included William
Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Alan Ginsberg. Did
they directly affect young Caleb’s future career? Yes,
but not in ways you might expect. We take a look at
the author of The Alienist.

Caleb Carr: A Checklist of First Editions
There is much more to collect with Carr than just his novels. He is also a military historian of note.

Jack London’s Greatest Hits
Jack London burst onto the American literary scene in 1899, just after he returned from prospecting during the Klondike gold rush. He found a different kind of glitter: in less than a decade London became the highest paid and most famous writer in America.

Jack London: An Annotated Checklist of First Editions
We expand, update and annotate the checklist of Jack London’s firsts from our December 1992 issue. During his short life he produced some 50 books, ranging from his classic novels and story collections to nonfiction works of social commentary and more.

Previously in Firsts
March 1995 — Evelyn Waugh, Joyce Cary; April 1995 — James A. Michener; March 2005 — Daphne Du Maurier; April 2005 — Donna Leon, Dorothy Caruso.

Books into Film
A Farewell to Arms, a novel written by Ernest Hemingway, films directed by Frank Borzage and Charles Vidor.

 

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