In the first century AD, Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverant poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, one of our most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction. Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from ...
In the first century AD, Publius Ovidius Naso, the most urbane and irreverant poet of imperial Rome, was banished to a remote village on the edge of the Black Sea. From these sparse facts, one of our most distinguished novelists has fashioned an audacious and supremely moving work of fiction. Marooned on the edge of the known world, exiled from his native tongue, Ovid depends on the kindness of barbarians who impate their dead and converse with the spirit world. But then he becomes the guardian of a still more savage creature, a feral child who has grown up among deer. What ensues is a luminous encounter between civilization and nature, as enacted by a poet who once catalogued the treacheries of love and a boy who slowly learns how to give it.
First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; backstrip very lightly sunned, but titles thereon remain unaffected, bold and clearly legible; binding shows barely discernible spine lean; else flawless; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 154pp. Trade Paperback.
Very Good Condition. Inscribed by Author. Inscription reads For Veronica 18.7.84 David Malouf 154 pages. Spine slightly creased. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian: Australian Fiction; Fiction; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0330270044. ISBN/EAN: 9780330270045. Inventory No: 209542.
Fine in near fine jacket. 154 pages. Slim 8vo, blue boards, d.w. New York: Braziller, (1978). First American Edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. His second book, signed by Malouf on the title page.
[0-7011-2366-4] 1978, 1st British edition. (Hardcover) Very good in very good dust jacket. 154pp. Salmon boards with gilt lettering. The top and bottom of the spine are slightly turned-in, there is a previous owner's one-line inscription on the front endpaper, and the dust jacket is lightly discolored on the back panel near the spine and top edge. All said, this is still a nice copy of the author's scarce second novel. (Fiction)
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