First Edition Points and Criteria for The Pale King

Year Published: 2011
Author Last Name: Wallace
Author First Name: David Foster
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Original Price: $27.99
Pages: 548

The first edition of this recent David Foster Wallace book was published by Little, Brown and Company in 2011. It was 548 pages long, and the original retail price was $27.99. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: First Edition: April 2011 is stated on the copyright page near the top with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 near the bottom. Boards are black paper with silver lettering on the spine. There are no reviews on the dust jacket. Jacket design by Mario J. Pulice. This unfinished novel was published posthumously.

The Pale King was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist.

Picture of the 2011 first edition dust jacket for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan
Picture of the 2011 first edition dust jacket for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan
Picture of the first edition copyright page for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of dust jacket where original $27.99 price is found for The Pale King. Photo
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.99 price is found for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Pale King. Photo courtesy of
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company boards for The Pale King. Photo
Picture of the first edition Little, Brown and Company boards for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Pale King. Photo
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.

Picture of the first edition title page for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan
Picture of the first edition title page for The Pale King. Photo courtesy of Bryan France.



Other first edition points for books by David Foster Wallace include: Infinite Jest, Oblivion, A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again, Brief Interviews With Hideous Men, Everything and More, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays.

\"Infinite \"Oblivion" \"A \"Brief \"Everything \"Consider 

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