Richard Brautigan – Novels and Prose

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SECTION D:
This index includes novels and prose


1. Brautigan, Richard. A CONFEDERATE GENERAL FROM BIG SUR
First edition:
New York: Grove Press, 1964
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 159 pages, cover illustration, “The Next to Last Confederate General”, by Larry Rivers. Brautigan’s first published novel.

2. Brautigan, Richard. TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA
First edition:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1967
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 112 pages, 2000 copies, cover photo by Erik Weber. Published as Writing 14.

Note: Brautigan’s second published novel, Trout Fishing in America was the novel that launched his rise to literary fame, and is still considered by many critics as his defining literary work. Dedicated to Jack Spicer and Ron Loewinsohn.

3. Brautigan, Richard. IN WATERMELON SUGAR
a. First edition, regular copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Perfect-bound in printed and photo-illustrated wrappers, 138 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea. Published as Writing 21.

b. First edition, numbered and signed copies:
San Francisco: Four Seasons Foundation, 1968
Hardcover in paper-bound board with cloth backstrip and gilt-stamped spine, 138 pages, 50 numbered and signed copies.

4. Brautigan, Richard. THE ABORTION: AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE 1966
a. First edition, regular copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Perfect-bound in printed and photo illustrated wrappers, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.

b. First edition, hardcover copies:
New York: Simon and Schuster, March 1971
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in printed and photo-illustrated dust jacket, 226 pages, cover photo by Edmund Shea.

5. Brautigan, Richard. REVENGE OF THE LAWN: STORIES 1962-1970
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, October 1971
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 174 pages, cover photograph by Edmund Shea

Note: a collection of sixty-two stories, this was Brautigan’s first, and only, published book of stories.

6. Brautigan, Richard. THE HAWKLINE MONSTER: A GOTHIC WESTERN
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1974
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 216 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor

7. Brautigan, Richard. WILLARD AND HIS BOWLING TROPHIES: A PERVERSE MYSTERY
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 167 pages, dust jacket illustration by Wendell Minor

8. Brautigan, Richard. SOMBRERO FALLOUT: A JAPANESE NOVEL
First edition:
New York: Simon and Schuster, September 1976
Hardcover in paper-bound boards in dust jacket, 187 pages, dust jacket illustration by John Ansado

9. Brautigan, Richard. DREAMING OF BABYLON: A PRIVATE EYE NOVEL 1942
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977
Hardcover in cloth-bound boards in dust jacket, 220 pages, dust jacket illustration by Craig Nelson

10. Brautigan, Richard. THE TOKYO-MONTANA EXPRESS
First edition:
New York: Targ Editions, December 1979
Hardcover in cloth-bound gilt-stamped boards in glassine dust jacket, 350 signed copies, designed and hand-printed by Leonard Seastone at Tideline Press

11. Brautigan, Richard. SO THE WIND WON’T BLOW IT ALL AWAY
First edition:
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1982
Hardcover in paper-bound boards with cloth backstrip in dust jacket, 131 pages, cover photo by Roger Ressmeyer