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The first collection of short stories published by Peter Carey, whose other books include "Bliss", "Illywhacker" and "Oscar and Lucinda", which was ...Show synopsisThe 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.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. 0571116191 British first edition, first printing....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.
Description:First American Edition. Very good + in a Vg. + dj. (No remainder...First American Edition. Very good + in a Vg. + dj. (No remainder marks! Mild rippling from slight damping on front panel of dj. Mild trace of soiling at edge of board) Author's FIRST U.S. publication.
Description:Near fine. First American Edition. Near fine in a Nf. dj. ...Near fine. First American Edition. Near fine in a Nf. dj. (Light foxing to edges. Creasing at edges of front dj. flap) Author's FIRST U.S. publication.
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Description:Octavo, boards. First British edition. This edition, published...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)
Description:Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 186 p.
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Description:Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Hardback 1st UK edition of author...Very Good in Near Fine jacket. Hardback 1st UK edition of author's 1st book. Slight lean to book; slight creasing to top edge of dustwrapper; bumped to top corners.
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