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 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 ...
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 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.
Octavo (21.5cm. ); original cloth-backed boards in yellow pictorial dust jacket; , 263pp. Jacket unevenly faded, including at spine panel, light wear, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Bookplate signed by the author laid in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo. Inscribed by the Author Gilt lettered black boards in pictorial dust jacket. Inscribe on the title page "To Greg affectionately Ian" Ink name to endpaper o/w a fine copy of an early Mcewan.
As New in As New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First UK Edition, First Printing. This first edition, first printing (first impression) with no statement of reprint to the copyright page indicating a true first print in a as new Dust Jacket. SIGNED by Ian McEwan to the title page.
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