A novel set in colonial South Africa, where a lonely sheepfarmer makes a bid for private salvation in the arms of a black concubine, while his daughter dreams of and executes a bloody revenge. From the author of DUSKLANDS and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS.A novel set in colonial South Africa, where a lonely sheepfarmer makes a bid for private salvation in the arms of a black concubine, while his daughter dreams of and executes a bloody revenge. From the author of DUSKLANDS and WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS.Read Less
Good. 0436256703 Light wear to boards, content clean and sharp, solidly bound, good DJ with some light edge wear, missing front endpapers, tape mark to pastedowns. Ex Library Book with usual stamps/labels, etc.
Good Condition in Very Good jacket. GOOD/VG 1ST EDITION 1977 SECKER HARDBACK, UNCLIPPED DJ, LOVELY BRIGHT JACKET WITH PRICE OF £3.50 INTACT. ~~Withdrawn Ex-Library Copy, Withdrawn stamp to fep, fly-leaf removed, borrowing tag inside cover~~BOOK ITSELF IS A GOOD READING COPY, BUT THE JACKET HAS BEEN VERY WELL-PRESERVED, MINOR EDGE-RUB ONLY. More by this author available SCARCE IN THIS EDITION Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 019964.
First edition of the author's second book. Octavo. Original black cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with only light rubbing. A very nice copy or this book, which is prone to wear. The South African novelist J.M. Coetzee is the recipient of the 1985 Prix Femina Étranger, the 1999 Book Prize, and the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature, described as "inarguably the most celebrated and decorated" living writer in the Anglosphere (Poplak, 2013). In the Heart of the Country is a fierce and passionate novel whose protagonist observes the life from which she has been excluded. It is "[a] realistic fable, at once stark, exciting, and economical" (The New York Times Book Review). Basis for the 1985 motion picture, Dust, directed by Marion Hänsel.
Hardcover. First British edition. A fine book in a very good dust jacket. Wear to the extremities and some rubbing to the front and rear panels of the jacket. A square, tight book. The second novel by Nobel Laureate and author of The Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace. This book is from the library of well known Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens. Signed by the author on the title page.
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