An acclaimed backlist title by the award-winning author of If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato and In the Lake of the Woods. 'Calling Tim O'Brien a Vietnam War novelist is a bit like saying Joseph Conrad was a Polish guy who wrote some good sea tales.' Esquire Winner of the National Book Award (Going After Cacciato), Time Book of the ...Read MoreAn acclaimed backlist title by the award-winning author of If I Die in a Combat Zone, Going After Cacciato and In the Lake of the Woods. 'Calling Tim O'Brien a Vietnam War novelist is a bit like saying Joseph Conrad was a Polish guy who wrote some good sea tales.' Esquire Winner of the National Book Award (Going After Cacciato), Time Book of the Year (In the Lake of the Woods) and twice runner-up for the Pulitzer (The Things They Carried and In the Lake of the Woods), Tim O'Brien is widely regarded as the finest American writer of the Vietnam generation. Northern Lights, originally published in 1975, was O'Brien's first full novel, resoundingly confirming the reputation gained by his remarkable debut, If I Die in a Combat Zone - the fictionalised account of his own tour of duty in Vietnam. As in his recent bestselling novel In the Lake of the Woods, the action in Northern Lights takes place not in Vietnam but back in the USA, as Tim O'Brien explores the after-effects of that war - on those who served, and those they left behind. Set in the frozen wilderness of north Minnesota, it concerns two brothers, one who served in Vietnam, and has returned tough, cynical and world-weary; and the other who stayed at home. When they take off on a long skiing trip together through the frozen woods, they quickly get lost in a blizzard, and are tested to their limits as they face a battle against the elements and each other.Read Less
Very good. UK paperback first impression, I think published at the same time as the hardback. Near fine firm condition with some very light wear only. Marion Boyars 1976. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0" 0.0 0.0.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author First (UK) printing (one of 900 copies). SIGNED (without inscription) by the author on the title page. Slight age toning, else fine in a fine, unclipped dustjacket.
First English edition, hardcover issue. Fine in fine, price-clipped dustwrapper. Signed by the author, his second book. Reportedly one of only 900 copies of this issue, and as such scarce Signed. Although not marked in any way, this copy is from the distinguished modern first edition collection of Bruce Kahn.
Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. Overall, an outstanding copy of O'Brien's second book. Price of 5.95 pounds is present. One of his scarcest books. Only 900 hardcover copies. Slight darkening to the outer page margins. Signed by the author on the title page. (Signature only).
SIGNED. 356pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/2 blue cloth with lilac paper covered boards. Evidence of sunning to the boards underneath the dust jacket at the extremities. The spine is slightly concave. Otherwise a very good copy. The dust jacket is in very good condition as well. The edges are very gently bumped and creased. The acclaimed Vietnam novelist's third book. SIGNED by the author on a laid in bookplate.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. First edition, first printing of O'Brien's scarce second book. Price of $8.95 intact on inside cover. Some slight fading to top of front and back covers and tops of pages, else very good condition. 356 p. DJ has slight stain on bottom front.
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