Ever since Marian McAlpin got engaged, the strangest thing has been happening to her--she can't eat. First it was meat, then eggs, vegetables, cake, ...Show synopsisEver since Marian McAlpin got engaged, the strangest thing has been happening to her--she can't eat. First it was meat, then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! In fact, Marian has the unsettling feeling that she's being eaten. While she ought to be feeling consumed with passion, she just feels . . . consumed. "Atwood takes risks and wins"--Time.Hide synopsis
Description:UK first paperback impression as far as I know. Contains a...UK first paperback impression as far as I know. Contains a virago slip and a portrait photograph, both relating to publication of this or another volume. Fine condition. Virago 1980. 0.0 0.0" 0.0.
Description:, 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good in good dust jacket...., 1st edition. (Hardcover) Very good in good dust jacket. 281pp. Spine slightly cocked, and sadly the dust jacket is a disappointment. Although the front and rear panels are reasonably clean, there is a label on the spine which has been blacked out with a marker and which we can't remove. There is creasing and tears, a large ragged 1 1 / 2 inch piece torn away from the top of the front flap and extending one inch into the front panel, and also two large pieces from the trailing edge of the rear flap torn away. (Fiction, Canadian)
Description:Very Good in Good jacket. Ex-Library. Signed by Author(s) 1969...Very Good in Good jacket. Ex-Library. Signed by Author(s) 1969 Atlantic-Little Brown Stated First American Edition of Atwood's first novel. An ex-library book with the usual markings. But is is **SIGNED** directly on the title page. The boards are library rebound and are very clean and unmarked. The unclipped DJ has a small missing piece of the top right rear but otherwise has very minor edge wear. A small printing run makes this a very elusive true first! ! **BONUS** Also recive the 2008 Anansi First Edition as issued in softover of PAYBACK also **SIGNED** and in AN unread condition!
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. One...Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. One quarter pink cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; yellow paper over boards. A previous owner has covered another previous owner's name on the front endpage with white-out. Dustjacket shows some light wear to the outer corners and the head and heel of the spine panel, with a small chip to the upper edge of the rear panel. Short closed tear to the upper edge of the front panel.
Publisher: Toronto, Montreal: McClelland and Stewart Limited,
Description:Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. Very...Octavo, boards. First edition. The author's first novel. Very slight spine lean, a fine copy in very good or better dust jacket with touch of wear at edges, 20 mm closed tear and associated wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, and small bookstore price sticker at lower fore-edge of rear flap. An attractive, superior copy. (#138687)
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed By...Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed By the Author Signed on the title page by the author. Book is very very slightly cocked, with a touch of dustsoil to the upper page edges. Dustjacket has light blue smudge to the front panel, as well as a little wear at the outer corners and at the head and heel of the spine panel. Otherwise fine, with no fading at all, and as such is quite scarce.
Description:BOOK VERY GOOD+ JACKET VERY GOOD. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed...BOOK VERY GOOD+ JACKET VERY GOOD. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on a special, decorative bookplate. A CLEAN, NICE COPY WITH A BRIGHT DUSTJACKET IN NEW, GLOSSY BRODART. NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKINGS. FIRST PRITNING. 281 PAGES. HANDSOME COPY OF ATWOOD'S FIRST NOVEL. PUBLISHED IN BOTH THE US AND UK, THIS CANADIAN PRINTING IS THE TRUE FIRST PRINTING OF THIS TITLE.
Description:1969, 1st Edition. () Very good in good dust jacket. 281pp....1969, 1st Edition. () Very good in good dust jacket. 281pp. Octavo. Original Maroon cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Some light bumping to long edge of front board and ends of spine. Mild discolouration to top right corner of front board. A small, light stain on front attached endpaper. Clean, tight text block. In dust jacket, not price clipped with some mild professional restoration done to top and bottom of Dust Jacket. Some light wear and rubbing around edges and spine, with some small closed tears, creasing and light discolouration. A lovely copy. Signed by the author on the title page in black ink. The first novel by the two time Governor General's Award winner. A rare first edition of a strong protofeminist novel. Signed by Margaret Atwood.
Description:Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo. Signed by Author Gilt lettered...Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo. Signed by Author Gilt lettered maroon cloth in pictorial dust jacket. This copy inscribed by the author "For Greg Gatenby Best wishes Margaret Atwood" on the title page. This copy also signed by Charles Pachter ( on the endpaper) who designed this dust jacket. Ownership name and date on front endpaper. Very sharp copy with wear to extremities only.
This earliest work of Margaret Atwood's hard to describe. At times lacking the polish of her more recent works, while at others brilliantly skewering the social norms of the 1960's, the overall effect is terribly earnest. Granted, I am also reading this in 2010, and I was not around prior to the women's lib movement, so I feel like there is some sense of context that I may never be able to fully appreciate, no matter what I know about the era, and this context is imperative to "The Edible Woman."
All in all, the book is savagely witty, but it also made me wish I could have read it in 1969.
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