First Edition Points and Criteria for Middlesex

Year Published: 2002
Author Last Name: Eugenides
Author First Name: Jeffrey
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Original Price: $27.00
Pages: 529

Copyright page has number line "1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2". Boards are Light gray with khaki cloth spine and copper lettering. Book is 9.25 inches high. Back of dust jacket has four reviews - by The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, and The New York Review of Books.

Warning: The book club edition has a copyright page that is identical to the true first edition with the same number line. However the book is smaller (around 8 inches tall) and the boards are all paper (no cloth spine.) The book club dust jacket is also identical to the true first edition with the same four reviews on the back. But like most book club editions, it lacks a price on the front flap.

Middlesex won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. This book is also an Oprah's Book Club selection.

Picture of the 2002 first edition dust jacket for Middlesex.
Picture of the 2002 first edition dust jacket for Middlesex.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Middlesex.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Middlesex.

Picture of dust jacket where original $27.00 price is found for Middlesex.
Picture of dust jacket where original $27.00 price is found for Middlesex.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Middlesex.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Middlesex.

Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for Middlesex.
Picture of the first edition Farrar, Straus and Giroux boards for Middlesex.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Middlesex.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Middlesex.

This is the front cover of the Advance Reading Copy of Middlesex.  It is similar to the
This is the front cover of the Advance Reading Copy of Middlesex. It is similar to the artwork on the first edition with the exception of a depiction on the bottom of a baby in a cocoon.

This is the back cover of the Advance Reading Copy of Middlesex.  The photo was used on
This is the back cover of the Advance Reading Copy of Middlesex. The photo was used on the inside dust jacket flap of the first edition.

This publisher's letter is found on the first page of the Advance Reading Copy of
This publisher's letter is found on the first page of the Advance Reading Copy of Middlesex.

Autograph: Signature of Jeffrey Eugenides.
Autograph: Signature of Jeffrey Eugenides.



Other first edition points for books by Jeffrey Eugenides include: The Virgin Suicides, The Marriage Plot.

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