Rules of Civility: a Novel

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Rules of Civility: a Novel

by Amor Towles

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ISBN - 10: 0670022691

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A sophisticated and entertaining debut novel about an irresistible young woman with an uncommon sense of purpose.

Set in New York City in 1938, Rules of Civility tells the story of a watershed year in the life of an uncompromising twenty-five-year- old named Katey Kontent. Armed with little more than a formidable intellect, a bracing wit, and her own brand of cool nerve, Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future.

The story opens on New Year''s Eve in a Greenwich Village jazz bar, where Katey and her boardinghouse roommate Eve happen to meet Tinker Grey, a handsome banker with royal blue eyes and a ready smile. This chance encounter and its startling consequences cast Katey off her current course, but end up providing her unexpected access to the rarified offices of Conde Nast and a glittering new social circle. Befriended in turn by a shy, principled multimillionaire, an Upper East Side ne''er-do-well, and a single-minded widow who is ahead of her times, Katey has the chance to experience first hand the poise secured by wealth and station, but also the aspirations, envy, disloyalty, and desires that reside just below the surface. Even as she waits for circumstances to bring Tinker back into her orbit, she will learn how individual choices become the means by which life crystallizes loss.

Elegant and captivating, Rules of Civility turns a Jamesian eye on how spur of the moment decisions define life for decades to come. A love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression, readers will quickly fall under its spell of crisp writing, sparkling atmosphere and breathtaking revelations, as Towles evokes the ghosts of Fitzgerald, Capote, and McCarthy.

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Rules of Civility: a Novel

Rules of Civility: a Novel

by Amor Towles

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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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First Edition. Stated First Edition, first printing with full number line in near fine / very good condition. Previous owners name written on the first page. Attractive book with some signs of use. All items guaranteed, and a portion of each sale supports social programs in Los Angeles. Ships from CA.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Near-fine condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Tight spine, clean pages. 337 pages. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Dustcover shows light wear (NO tears). WHAT THEY SAID about RULES OF CIVILITY: 'Everything about this novel, set in 1930s New York, is achingly stylish-from the author's name to the slinky jacket design. Katey Kontent, daughter of Russian immigrants, and Evie Ross, from the sleepy midwest, are an ambitious, wisecracking pair who, despite lack of money and connections, aim to set the city alight. A fortuitous meeting with the apparently wealthy Tinker Grey on New Year's Eve, 1937, will change the course of both their lives. '-Guardian 'If you want shopping at Bendel's, gin martinis at a debutante's mansion and jazz bands playing until 3am, RULES OF CIVILITY has it all and more...While you're lost in the whirl of silk stockings, furs and hip flasks, all you care about is what Katey Kontent does next. Another one bartender, please. '-Observer 'Irresistible...A cross between Dorothy Parker and Holly Golightly, Katey Kontent is a priceless narrator in her own right-the brains of a bluestocking with the legs of a flapper and the mores of Carrie Bradshaw. '-Telegraph 'Towles creates a narrative that sparkles with sentences so beautiful you'll stop and re-read them. A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful...and desperate for a martini. '-Stylist 'My book of the year. If the unthinkable happened and I could never read another new work of fiction in 2011, I'd simply re-read this sparkling, stylish book, with yet another round of martinis as dry as the author's wit. '-Herald.

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First edition, first printing, hardcover. 335 pages. Good with head and tail of spine bumped (1/4" tear to top edge at spine) and corners bumped, in a very good dust jacket with edgewear, including small creases, along top edge. Mylar cover on jacket. Author's debut novel.

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This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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First edition. 1st Edition. 1st Print. Like new. Unmarked, not price clipped, no remainder mark. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 335 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade.

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Signed by Author Photographer ink stamp on title page above author's signiture.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition/first printing book is tight with no markings, dj has light soiling/rubbing along with a tiny tear along the top back edge.

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Book The book looks like new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stain, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight.

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