The first edition of this National Book Award winner was published by Viking Penguin in 1985. It was 326 pages long, and the original retail price was $16.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First published in 1985 by Viking Penguin Inc." is stated on the copyright page with no mention of subsequent printings. Boards are gray with white cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has photo and bio of the author with ISBN on the bottom right corner.
White Noise won the National Book Award. This book is also one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels. Other Time 100 Novels include Blood Meridian and Beloved
Picture of the 1985 first edition dust jacket for White Noise.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for White Noise.
Picture of dust jacket where original $16.95 price is found for White Noise.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of White Noise.
Picture of the first edition Viking Penguin boards for White Noise.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of White Noise.
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