The first edition of this Pulitzer Prize winner was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2001. It was 483 pages long, and the original retail price was $25.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First Edition" is stated on copyright page. Photo of the author on the back of dust jacket with two reviews - Houston Chronicle and Annie Proulx. According to the Advance Reader's Edition, the first printing consisted of 100,000 copies.
Empire Falls won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Picture of the 2001 first edition dust jacket for Empire Falls.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Empire Falls.
Picture of dust jacket where original $25.95 price is found for Empire Falls.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Empire Falls.
This is a photo of the Advance Reader's Edition of Empire Falls.
This is a photo of the back cover of the Advance Reader's Edition of Empire Falls.
This is the marketing details found on the inside cover of the Advance Reader's Edition of Empire Falls.
Autograph: Signature of Richard Russo.
Other first edition points for books by Richard Russo include: Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool.
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