First edition, 2011 is stated on the top of the copyright page with a full number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 on the bottom of the same page. Boards are black with gold lettering on the spine. Back of dust jacket has praise for Middlesex by Michiko Kakutani, Jeff Turrentine, Laura Miller, People, Dan Cryer, and Marta Salij.
Note: There is an "exclusive edition" of The Marriage Plot by Powell's Books for their Indiespensable series. It is a standard first edition with a special tipped in page signed by the author. The book was shipped in a limited edition slipcase exclusive to Indiespensable subscribers. It is not clear whether the slipcase was provided by the publisher, or whether this was simply an after-market add-on. Aside from the tipped in page, the book itself looks like every other first edition copy.
Picture of the 2011 first edition dust jacket for The Marriage Plot.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Marriage Plot.
Picture of dust jacket where original $28.00 price is found for The Marriage Plot.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Marriage Plot.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for The Marriage Plot.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Marriage Plot.
Picture of the first edition title page for The Marriage Plot.
Other first edition points for books by Jeffrey Eugenides include: Middlesex, The Virgin Suicides.
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