People of Darkness [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1980]

People of Darkness [Uncorrected Proof, paperback, 1980]



Date Published: 
Publication Details: 

New York: Harper & Row, 1980.

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Edition Notes: 

This is the advance reading copy of People of Darkness. This edition was produced in 1980 by Harper & Row in New York City, New York. People of Darkness is the fourth book in Tony Hillerman's Navajo Mystery Series and is the first book with Jim Chee as the main protagonist. Unlike Joe Leaphorn, Chee is a young and, in many ways, a more traditional Navajo.

This copy of People of Darkness is the advance reading copy created for review, and the cover gives instruction for the literary reviewers:

    "Reviewers are reminded that changes may be made in this proof copy before books are printed. If any material from the book is quoted in a review, the quotation should be checked against the final bound book."

This edition gives insight into a usually unseen process of promoting a book before publication. An advanced reading copy is the uncorrected proof that is distributed, without charge, to: journalists, book sellers, and celebrities for review and for promotional purposes. This is usually done a half a year in advance of the book release, both so any issues can be corrected and so any celebrity endorsements can be printed on the dust cover.

  • Title Page Transcription:
    [decorative device] | [rule] | PEOPLE OF | DARKNESS | [rule] | Tony Hillerman | 111
  • Contents:
    [i-iv] blank, [v] brief description, [vi] blank, [vii] half title PEOPLE OF DARKNESS and A JOAN KAHN BOOK, [viii] Books by Tony Hillerman, [ix] title page, [x] copyright and imprint, 1-204 text, [205-210] blank
  • Physical Attributes:
    • Format: Paperback, 20.7 x 13 cm.
    • Binding: Red paper covers and the publishing information printed on the front cover in black.
    • Collation: [i-x] 1-204 [205-210]
    • Price: Not Applicable
Hieb, 1990: A6ax