The first collection of short stories published by Peter Carey, whose other books include "Bliss", "Illywhacker" and "Oscar and Lucinda", which was awarded the 1988 Booker Prize. The stories, set in an ominous near-future that has a feel of contemporary life, are by turn bizarre and funny.The first collection of short stories published by Peter Carey, whose other books include "Bliss", "Illywhacker" and "Oscar and Lucinda", which was awarded the 1988 Booker Prize. The stories, set in an ominous near-future that has a feel of contemporary life, are by turn bizarre and funny.Read Less
Very Good. 0571116191 British first edition, first printing. Jacket is in Very Good + condition. Minor wear to spine ends and edges of jacket. Back nside flap of jacket has a small 1/4 inch stain spot. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Very Good + condition. Top of pages has a small stain. condition. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark.
London, Faber and Faber, (1980). Cloth, top edge v. sl. foxed else fine in sl. edgecreased d/w, pp. 186. ISBN 0 571 11619 1. Short stories originally published in Australia in two separate collections-THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY (1974) and WAR CRIMES (1979).
Fine/Fine. 8.75x5.75 0571116191 First edition, first printing. 186 pages. Both book and d/w in fine condition, some minor bumping to base of d/w spine, otherwise both book and d/w very clean and bright.
Octavo, boards. First British edition. This edition, published in October 1980, was preceded by the American edition published by Random House in August 1980. The first book by Carey published outside his native Australia. A collection of ten stories selected from two collections, THE FAT MAN IN HISTORY (1974) and WAR CRIMES (1979), published in Australia by the University of Queensland Press. "The Fat Man in History" is a dystopian tale, as is "War Crimes, " the latter collected earlier in WAR CRIMES (St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press, 1979). Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 196. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#139498)
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