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"Bliss" was Peter Carey's astonishing first novel, originally published in 1981 - a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man ...Show synopsis"Bliss" was Peter Carey's astonishing first novel, originally published in 1981 - a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in Hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld. As in his stories and some of his later novels, it is Peter Carey's achievement in "Bliss" to create a brilliant but totally believable fusion of ordinary experience with the crazier fantasies of the mind. This powerful and original novel is a love story about a man who misunderstands the world so totally that he almost gets it right.Hide synopsis
Description:Near Fine. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Near fine...Near Fine. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Near fine hardcover copy of "Bliss" by Peter Carey without a dust jacket. 1st US edition / 1st printing. Light spotting to top edge of text block. Enjoy this 1st of Carey's 3rd book!
Description:Cover Art. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾...Cover Art. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. X-Library with normal flaws....The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear...Light yellowing pages.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
Description:New York. 1981. Harper & Row. 1st American Edition. Very Good In...New York. 1981. Harper & Row. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 296 pages. April 1982. hardcover. Jacket design by Fred Marcellino. 0060149590. keywords: Literature Australia. inventory # 2000. FROM THE PUBLISHER-For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good boy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack on his suburban front lawn, and, for the space of nine minutes he becomes a dead guy. And although he is resuscitated, he will never be the same again. Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist, known primarily for being one of only four writers to have won the Booker Prize twice—the others being J. M. Coetzee, J. G. Farrell and Hilary Mantel. Carey won his first Booker Prize in 1988 for Oscar and Lucinda, and won for the second time in 2001 with True History of the Kelly Gang. In May 2008 he was nominated for the Best of the Booker Prize. Carey has won the Miles Franklin Award three times and is frequently named as Australia's next contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. In addition to writing fiction, he collaborated on the screenplay of the film Until the End of the World with Wim Wenders and is executive director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Hunter College, part of the City University of New York.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Fine/Fine 1st edition 1st...Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Fine/Fine 1st edition 1st printing in an unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author. A lovely copy. NO remainder mark.
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