The Pump House Gang

Year 1968
Edition FIRST
Printing FIRST
Pages 309
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1968. FIRST EDITION, first printing stated. Excellent tight condition, original dust jacket not price clipped with slight edge wear to top of dj spine. Wolfe's second book, containing 15 great articles about an American obsession: social status. Surfers, motorcyclists, lumpen-dandies and stay-at-homes are addressed, among others.This book helped to make Wolfe one of America's most notable spokesman about the way we live now. "Running throughout The Pump House Gang is the central theme of most of Tom Wolfe's writing: Status. Much of the book deals with a surprising phenomenon in contemporary life: a determined retreat from conventional social hierarchies that Tom Wolfe calls "starting your own league"." (from dust jacket.) Nice addition to any collection, a great gift for all and for a baby boomer - spectacular. 309 pages.