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Richard Thomas Condon (March 18, 1915 _ April 9, 1996) was a prolific and popular American political novelist whose satiric works were generally presented in the form of thrillers or semi-thrillers. More than being particularly clever genre works, however, all 26 books were written in a style nearly always instantly recognizable as Condon's, while their focus was almost always obsessively directed at monetary greed and political corruption. Fast-moving and easily accessible, they generally combined elements of political satire, bare-knuckled outrage at the greed and corruption of those in power, and were written with extravagant characterizations and a uniquely sparkling and frequently humorous style.
 
Condon's writing was known for its complex plotting, fascination with trivia, and loathing for those in power; at least two of his books featured thinly disguised versions of Richard Nixon. His characters tend to be driven by obsession, usually sexual or political, and by family loyalty. His plots often have elements of classical tragedy, with protagonists whose pride leads them to a place to destroy what they love.
 
 

Prizzi's Honor
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Prizzi's Honor by Richard Condon

Venerable Bead
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The Venerable Bead by Richard Condon

Whisper of the Axe
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The Whisper of the Axe  by Richard Condon

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Death of a Politician | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Death of a Politician | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1978 NY: Richard Marek Publishers  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Emperor of America | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Emperor of America | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1990 NY: Simon & Schuster  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Entwining, The | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Entwining, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1980 NY: Marek First edition, first printing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Entwining, The | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Entwining, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1978 1980 NY: Richard Marek Publishers First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Final Addiction, The | Condon, Richard | First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Final Addiction, The | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Final Addiction, The | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Final Addiction, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1991 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Money is Love | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Money is Love | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1976 NY: The Dial Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prizzi's Family | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Prizzi's Family | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1996 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, near-fine (pages toned) in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prizzi's Honor | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Prizzi's Honor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1982 NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prizzi's Honor | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Prizzi's Honor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1982 NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prizzi's Money | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Prizzi's Money | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Prizzi's Money | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Prizzi's Money | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1994 NY: Crown First edition, first printing, fine, in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Trembling Upon Rome, A | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Trembling Upon Rome, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1983 NY: Putnam First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Venerable Bead, The | Condon, Richard | First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Venerable Bead, The | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. November 1992 NY: St. Martin's  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Venerable Bead, The | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Venerable Bead, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 1992 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Whisper of the Axe, The | Condon, Richard | First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Whisper of the Axe, The | First Edition Copy

Hardcover Book. 1976 NY: The Dial Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Whisper of the Axe, The | Condon, Richard | Signed First Edition Book Condon, Richard | Whisper of the Axe, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book 1976 NY: The Dial Press First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Novels
 
The Oldest Confession (1958)
The Manchurian Candidate (1959)
Some Angry Angel: A Mid-Century Faerie Tale (1960)
A Talent for Loving; or, The Great Cowboy Race (1961)
An Infinity of Mirrors (1964)
Any God Will Do (1964)
The Ecstasy Business (1967)
Mile High (1969)
The Vertical Smile (1971)
Arigato (1972)
Winter Kills (1974)
The Star-Spangled Crunch (1974)
Money Is Love (1975)
The Whisper of the Axe (1976)
The Abandoned Woman (1977)
Death of a Politician (1978)
Bandicoot (1979)
The Entwining (1981)
Prizzi's Honor (1982)
A Trembling upon Rome (1983)
Prizzi's Family (1986)
Prizzi's Glory (1988)
Emperor of America (1990)