The Ultimate John Grisham Library in 31 Signed Limited Editions Volumes
Garden City. Doubleday. Various years. The John Grisham Library complete in 31 volumes, each one still sealed in the shrink-wrap. Each volume has been personally signed by John Grisham directly onto the limitation page. Each volume features decorated end papers, gold stamping, a ribbon marker and housed in a slipcase. Most of the volumes are luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. The nonlegal novels such as “Ford County,” “Skipping Christmas” and “A Painted House” are issued by the publisher in cloth. Photos of actual collection. Very Fine without any discernible flaws in slipcase the same.
John Grisham is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide.
Complete list of volumes included in this collection:
- A Time to Kill (Signed Limited Edition #234 of 350)
- The Firm (Signed Limited Edition #340 of 350)
- The Pelican Brief (Signed Limited Edition #216 of 350)
- The Client (Signed Limited Edition #193 of 350)
- The Chamber (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Rainmaker (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Runaway Jury (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Partner (Signed Limited Edition of 275)
- The Street Lawyer (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Testament (Signed Limited Edition of 500)
- The Brethren (Signed Limited Edition of 500)
- The Painted House (Signed Limited Edition #310 of 350)
- Skipping Christmas (Signed Limited Edition #221 of 350)
- The Summons (Signed Limited Edition #185 of 350)
- King of Tort (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- Bleachers (Signed Limited Edition #157 of 350)
- The Last Juror (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Broker (Signed Limited Edition #95 of 350)
- The Innocent Man (Signed Limited Edition #56 of 350 )
- Playing for Pizza (Signed Limited Edition #105 of 350 )
- The Appeal (Signed Limited Edition #105 of 350)
- The Associate (Signed Limited Edition #134 of 200)
- Ford County (Signed Limited Edition #310 of 350 )
- The Confession (Signed Limited Edition of 300 )
- The Litigators (Signed Limited Edition #228 of 300 )
- Calico Joe (Signed Limited Edition of 350)
- The Racketeer (Signed Limited Edition of 300 )
- Sycamore Row (Signed Limited Edition # 329 of 350)
- Gray Mountain (Signed Limited Edition of 300 )
- Rogue Lawyer (Signed Limited Edition of 250 )
- The Whistler (Signed Limited Edition #155 of 175 )
Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby—writing his first novel.
Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he didn’t have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.
One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.
That might have put an end to Grisham’s hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career—and spark one of publishing’s greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.
The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham’s reputation as the master of the legal thriller. Grisham’s success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. This time around, it was a bestseller.
Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, The Associate, The Confession, The Litigators, Calico Joe, The Racketeer, Sycamore Row, and Gray Mountain) and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 300 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 40 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction, and Ford County (November 2009) was his first short story collection.
Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full-time writer: representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars. Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books’ protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients’ case, earning them a jury award of $683,500—the biggest verdict of his career.
When he’s not writing, Grisham devotes time to charitable causes, including most recently his Rebuild The Coast Fund, which raised 8.8 million dollars for Gulf Coast relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He also keeps up with his greatest passion: baseball. The man who dreamed of being a professional baseball player now serves as the local Little League commissioner. The six ballfields he built on his property have played host to over 350 kids on 26 Little League teams.
Text from Jgrisham.com