- Philip Roth
- Houghton Mifflin, New York, 2008
Marcus Messner, the main character of Indignation, is an atheist attending a Christian college. When he refuses to attend chapel services, he is expelled and ultimately sent to fight in Korea.
Indignation received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was an Amazon Best Book of the Month for September, 2008.
The New Yorker had this to say about Indignation: “Roth, blending the bawdy exuberance of his early period and the disenchantment of his recent work, demonstrates with subtle mastery, the ‘incomprehensible way one’s most banal, incidental, even comical choices achieve the most disproportionate result’.”
This is a signed true first edition and it is fine/fine condition. Prices go up to $275 for these today, but signed later printings, or copies signed on a tipped-in card, or signed copies in lesser condition can be found for as low as $50.
Many copies for sale have a book store stamp on the blank page opposite the ‘about the author’ info at the back of the book. Others have dust jackets with the black lettering slightly offset from where it should be. These issues affect the value, so it is wise to ask about them if you are thinking about buying a copy on-line.