ENGINE SUMMER. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1979. Octavo, boards. First edition. "In far future America returned to agrarian primitivism by disaster, the hero has recorded for future generations the story of his youthful quest for enlightenment. Beautifully written and eloquently argued; it can be appreciated even by those who lack sympathy with the ideology behind its Arcadian romanticism." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-291. "One of the most unusual and rewarding of all modern sf novels." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 121. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 392. A few very light fox marks to top edge of text block, very mild rub to lower spine end, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with several mild rubs and light tanning and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#158548).
First edition so stated on copyright page.