The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt 2013 | 1st Edition SIGNED


  • Author: Donna Tartt
  • Publisher: Little, Brtown & Co, NY,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition, Signed, Dust Jacket

First edition, first state, with no “Book designed by Renato Stanisic” on the copyright page. Binding tight, internally fine, unmarked. True 1st state DJ with no Pulitzer Prize imprint on the DJ, very lightly rubbed at spine ends. It was released later with full number line “10 .. 1”, but with the Pulitzer Prize imprint on the dust jacket and “Book designed by Renato Stabisic” on the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in near fine or better DJ.

A young New Yorker grieving his mother’s death is pulled into a gritty underworld of art and wealth in this “extraordinary” and beloved Pulitzer Prize winner from the author of The Secret History that “connects with the heart as well as the mind” (Stephen King, New York Times Book Review).

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by a longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into a wealthy and insular art community.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love — and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Goldfinch is a mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night and tell-all-your-friends triumph, an old-fashioned story of loss and obsession, survival and self-invention. From the streets of New York to the dark corners of the art underworld, this “soaring masterpiece” examines the devastating impact of grief and the ruthless machinations of fate (Ron Charles, Washington Post).

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