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Book Condition: Near Fine
Early printing of the first edition. The story of The Human Comedy, and the characters Homer and Ulysses in particular, is based on Saroyan's life, living fatherless with his siblings and his mother. Ithaca, California is based on the real town of Fresno, California, Saroyan's hometown. The book contains several references to Homer's Odyssey. Basis for the MGM movie version staring Mickey Rooney. Bound in the publisher's original salmon coloured cloth with black title lettering and line drawing to the spine and black line drawing to front board. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. minimal shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and has wear on the corners and spine tips. Spine has sun-darkened. 8vo; 8.5 inches tall; 291 pages.