The first edition of this PEN/Faulkner Award winner was published by Viking in 1987. It was 456 pages long, and the original retail price was $19.95. The first edition can be identified by the following criteria: "First published in 1987 by Viking Penguin Inc." is stated on the coyright page with no statements of subsequent printings. Boards are light blue with gold lettering on brown cloth spine. Back of dust jacket has seven reviews by Village Voice, Andy Weinberger, Dennis Drabelle, Ronald Reed, Peter Ross, Michael Gorra, and Michiko Kakutani.
World's End won the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Picture of the 1987 first edition dust jacket for World's End.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for World's End.
Picture of dust jacket where original $19.95 price is found for World's End.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of World's End.
Picture of the first edition Viking boards for World's End.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of World's End.
Picture of the first edition title page for World's End.
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