Uncorrected proof of Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow.
Octavo, 271pp. Red paperback, title on cover. Stated “uncorrected first proof” on front cover. Solid text block, a touch of wear to spine, a near fine example.
Ragtime is regarded as one of the best English-language novels of the 20th century. It was adapted into a film in 1981 and a musical in the late 1990s. Opening on Broadway in 1998, the musical received thirteen Tony Award nominations and won four, including Best Book of a Musical.