By the author of "The Cement Garden", this story revolves around a couple on holiday in Venice. On one of their expeditions they meet a friendly local, and on going back to his house they meet his wife who has been crippled through his violent sexual demands - and one of the couple dies.By the author of "The Cement Garden", this story revolves around a couple on holiday in Venice. On one of their expeditions they meet a friendly local, and on going back to his house they meet his wife who has been crippled through his violent sexual demands - and one of the couple dies.Read Less
Good in very good dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. The book is Good+, with a slight spine slant and a previous owner inscription to ffep. The jacket is clipped but otherwise VG overall. Jonathan Cape 1981. 0.0 0.0" 0.0 0.0.
Fine. 0224019317 British first edition, first printing. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.
1981. Jonathan Cape. First. Hard Cover. Book-VG+. Dj-VG. 8x5. 134pp. Mary and Colin are an English couple on holiday abroad in an unnamed city. Although they do not live together, their relationship is deep, passionate and intimate. Their encounter with a couple who have a disturbing relationship, sets in chain a series of increasingly unsettling occurrences.
, light shelf wear at head and tail of spine, a clean and tight copy, the book is in near fine condition. , dust-jacket protected in plastic sleeve, just slightly sunned at spine, in near fine condition. Hardback. 134 pages, SIGNED by throughout author on front free endpaper. 21 x 13.5 cm.
Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 134,  pages. 0224019317. A most beautiful First Impression of the first Edition in Fine condition in alike dustjacket. SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page. Rather scarce to find in collectible condition, let alone fine; McEwan's second novel after The Cement Garden, the story of Mary and Colin, an English couple in Venice who meet Robert and Caroline. When they drug Mary and give Colin the choice to allow Robert to do anything to him and save Mary's life or let her die, Colin chooses to save Mary, and, when she awakes, he is dead. Basis for the 1990 movie starring Rupert Everett, Christopher Walken, Helen Mirren and Natasha Richardson.
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