First Edition Points and Criteria for Slow Learner

Year Published: 1984
Author Last Name: Pynchon
Author First Name: Thomas
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $14.95
Pages: 193

FIRST EDITION is stated on the copyright page. Boards are white cloth with gilt lettering on front and on spine. Dust jacket has no reviews. Back of dust jacket has quote from the author's Introduction. The back jacket flap is blank except for jacket design by-line, and printed in the U.S.A. statement.

The book is a collection of early stories - "The Small Rain," "Low-lands," "Entropy," "Under the Rose," and "The Secret Integration." But the 23 page Introduction is the real gem of this book. In it Pynchon writes about himself and about how he writes.

Picture of the 1984 first edition dust jacket for Slow Learner.
Picture of the 1984 first edition dust jacket for Slow Learner.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Slow Learner.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Slow Learner.

Picture of dust jacket where original $14.95 price is found for Slow Learner.
Picture of dust jacket where original $14.95 price is found for Slow Learner.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Slow Learner.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Slow Learner.

Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company boards for Slow Learner.
Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company boards for Slow Learner.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Slow Learner.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Slow Learner.

Identification picture of Slow Learner.

Identification picture of Slow Learner.



Other first edition points for books by Thomas Pynchon include: Gravity's Rainbow, Vineland, Mason & Dixon, V., Against the Day.

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