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A chance encounter while holidaying in Central America leads an American couple, the Slades, to befriend the charming, handsome Grove Soto and his ...Show synopsisA chance encounter while holidaying in Central America leads an American couple, the Slades, to befriend the charming, handsome Grove Soto and his young Cuban mistress. But as the Slades' trip becomes prolonged and they grow increasingly dependent on their new acquaintances, an undercurrent of cruelty begins to disturb the comfort and niceties to which they are accustomed. "Up Above the World" shows Paul Bowles to be a master of the tension and horror of rising viciousness.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. This is a good looking book. This book has a dust jacket...Good. This is a good looking book. This book has a dust jacket with lightly bumped and nicked edges along with mild shelf-wear and yellowing due to age. This is a great reading copy. Books sold in support of the World Outreach Project? s efforts to lift up the world one person at a time. Ships Daily M-F.
Description:Very Good in Fair jacket. 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall....Very Good in Fair jacket. 1st Printing. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Brown cover boards are clean with light wear. Binding is solid. Interior pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is torn with about 1/4 of the front panel missing and a 2 inch chip missing from rear panel, intact in mylar sleeve.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Octavo. 223pgs. previous owner...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Octavo. 223pgs. previous owner bookplate on front endpaper. Dark Gray Cloth, gilt swirl on front panel, and gilt lettering on spine. corners square, toning to extremities. internally fine, unmarked. Unclpped jacket chipped on upper spine. Great photo of author with bird on rear DJ panel. Novel set in Central America, ordinary lives caught up and entangled in other men's designs.
Description:New York. 1966. Simon & Schuster. 1st Printing. Previous Owner's...New York. 1966. Simon & Schuster. 1st Printing. Previous Owner's Name Penned In Front, Otherwise Very Good. No Dustjacket. hardcover. keywords: Literature America. inventory # 26890. FROM THE PUBLISHER-On the terrace of an elaborate hilltop apartment overlooking a Central American capital, four people sit making polite coversation. The American couple-an elderly physician and his young wife-are tourists. Their host, whom they have just met, is a young man of striking good looks and charm. The girl, who is his mistress, is very young and very beatufiul. Sitting there, with drinks in their hands, watching the sunset, the Slades seem to be experienced in the sort of fortunate chance encounter that travelers cherish. But amidst the civilities and small talk, one remark proves prophetic. The host says to the American woman: ‘It's not exactly what you think. ' Masterfully-with the poetic control that has always characterized his work-Paul Bowles leads the reader beneath the surface of hospitality and luxury into a tortuous maze of human relationships and shifting moods, until what seems at first a merely casual encounter is seen to be one rooted in viciousness and horror. Paul Frederic Bowles (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. Following a cultured middle-class upbringing in New York City, during which he displayed a talent for music and writing, Bowles pursued his education at the University of Virginia before making various trips to Paris in the 1930s. He studied music with Aaron Copland, and in New York wrote music for various theatrical productions, as well as other compositions. He achieved critical and popular success with the publication in 1949 of his first novel The Sheltering Sky, set in what was known as French North Africa, which he had visited in 1931. In 1947 Bowles settled in Tangier, Morocco, and his wife, Jane Bowles followed in 1948. Except for winters spent in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) during the early 1950s, Tangier was his home for the remaining 52 years of his life. Paul Bowles died in 1999 at the age of 88. His ashes are buried in Lakemont Cemetery in upstate New York.
Description:Very Good in near Very Good jacket. 1st printing. Grey cloth...Very Good in near Very Good jacket. 1st printing. Grey cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine and upper panel. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and unclipped dust jacket. The proected dust jacket is a little rubbed at the edges and has a small hole in the centre of the spine panel. Great photograph of Bowles lighting a cigarette with a parrot on his shoulder on the back panel.
Description:Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 1966, First Edition, 223 pp....Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 1966, First Edition, 223 pp. Hardcover, lavender cloth. Near Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Previous owner's small bookplate on the front pastedown; faint sunning along top edge. The DJ has a light waterstain visible along the fold b/w the rear flap and panel. DJ now in a mylar wrap.
Description:Dust Jacket Included. Hard Cover. Stated First Edition. 8vo...Dust Jacket Included. Hard Cover. Stated First Edition. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 223 pages. The book is bound in green cloth-covered boards. Dustjacket has wear at edges and a small scraped area from sticker removal on front and back. VG/G+.
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