Random House, 1969. FIRST EDITION, 3rd printing 'Before Publication 2/69' Navy blue cloth boards with gold gilt lettering. Original dust jacket, price clipped, one repaired tear. Roth's fourth book of a Jewish boy's coming of age. One of the truly great comic novels of recent times. Famed screenwriter Ernest Lehman made his directorial debut with the 1972 film starring Richard Benjamin and Karen Black. Considered by many his best work, Philip Roth won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction in 1960, an Epstein Award and an Aga Khan Prize for Fiction. 272 pages.