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 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:Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Beautiful...Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Beautiful Fine Copy in a near Fine Jacket. Thin Paper to Jacket. Couple of Small Tears. Author's Rare First Book. (First American Edition) Signed on the Title-page. Excellent Fresh Copy.
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.
Description:Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author First printing...Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author First printing. 8vo, hardcover, dustjacket. Text is VG with no significant flaws, just a neat owner's name on the front endpaper (partly covered by the flap), bumps to a couple of tips, and spine slant, as usual. Dj is very fresh, price-clipped, slightly sun-faded overall, as usual, though not at the spine. Lightly worn at tips, with a couple of short edge-tears (only at spine-ends), small chip at one tip. Slight loss at tips, front and rear panels have some tiny edge-nicks but no signficant tears or chips. A well above-average copy of this uncommon Canlit classic, seldom found in this condition. Scans available. SIGNED on the title page.
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.
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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