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Ia McEwan's third novel, The Child in Time, is a political tale of an England where beggars are licensed and parents intructed that childhood is a ...Show synopsisIa McEwan's third novel, The Child in Time, is a political tale of an England where beggars are licensed and parents intructed that childhood is a disease to be treated with discipline. It is also an exploration of time and timelessness, full of the wonder of contemporary physics and the relativity of individual experience. Above all, it is an intimate tale of parental grief and marital atrophy. Profound and precisely written, with its feeling for the ravaging of the English landscape, magical fantasy, farce, deeply felt melancholy and sense of loss, this is a work of extraordinary imaginiative power. The Child in Time won the 1987 Whitbread Novel of the Year Award.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. F/NF. 1st edition, 1st printing. Book has crease on...Very good. F/NF. 1st edition, 1st printing. Book has crease on front fep. Jacket has 3/4 inch closed tear at top of front panel with associated creases and rubbing at ends of slightly sunned spine. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Description:Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. First American edition,...Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. First American edition, hardcover, signed by the author, two inch light scratch to bottom page edges, otherwise a Near Fine copy in a dustjacket which has a short closed tear to the top of the rear panel, but which is otherwise Near Fine.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition/First Printing 1987. A...Fine in Fine jacket. First Edition/First Printing 1987. A splendid and near fine copy in an unclipped and fine dustjacket--protected in an archival covering. This copy is signed by the author on the title page just below his name. An unread copy--Still has the feeling of an unopened book. There is a publishers review copy light red stamp to the top page edge that reads, " Network-Not For Resale"--Otherwise--no marks. Splendid condition. Blue green boards on quarter mauve cloth. 263 pp. A very nice collectable copy from the Booker Prize winning author of Atonement and Amsterdam--which had yet to be written when "The Child In Time" came out. A great story of love and bereavement, of a married couple whose child is abducted.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first prnt. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Lettering on spine cloth lightly rubbed; dustjacket with minimal edge wear, mostly at the corners, and faint beginning toning on spine. Tight, clean copy in Very Good condition in a Very good dustjacket with an archival cover. Image of actual book; not a stock photo.
Description:Near Fine. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Lightest...Near Fine. Signed by the Author. Clean text. Unread. Lightest of toning to the top edge of the boards. FFEP clipped to the top corner. Olive green boards & brown spine, black spine lettering. Dust cover price clipped. Light compression to the spine heel and crown light sunning to the spine. Presents very well under original mylar cover. Very handsome copy of an early work from the Booker Prize winning author of Amsterdam.
Description:Galley/Proof. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author...Galley/Proof. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Uncorrected proof for the first US edition. Perfect-bound printed wraps. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Beginning toning on the front panel bottom edge, shallow wrinkle on the front panel bottom corner, touch of bottom edge soiling. Very Good+ condition. Image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape / London Limited Editions,
Description:Limited Issue, one of 150 numbered copies signed by the author,...Limited Issue, one of 150 numbered copies signed by the author, this being no.130. Octavo; 3/4 marbled paper over quarter maroon cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; glassine dustjacket; 220pp. Fine in a Fine glassine. An attractive copy of the author's third novel.
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