It is the 1920s, and Patrick Lewis has arrived in the bustling city of Toronto, leaving behind his Canadian wilderness home. He immerses himself in ...Show synopsisIt is the 1920s, and Patrick Lewis has arrived in the bustling city of Toronto, leaving behind his Canadian wilderness home. He immerses himself in the lives of the people who surround him, learning, from their stories, the history of the city itself. And he has his own adventures: searching for a missing millionaire, tunnelling beneath Lake Ontario, falling in love. In the Skin of a Lion is Michael Ondaatje's sparkling predecessor to his Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. It is here that we encounter, for the first time, Hana the orphaned girl and Caravaggio the thief, among a large cast of characters who are all lovingly and intimately portrayed. It is an exquisite and musical novel, a romance that challenges the boundary between history and myth.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Book Very Good Signed by Author Edges slightly worn,...Very Good. Book Very Good Signed by Author Edges slightly worn, spine and corners lightly bumped. Signed by author on the title page.
Description:Very Good (Book condition) Book. Signed by Author(s) Signed by...Very Good (Book condition) Book. Signed by Author(s) Signed by author. Small tea-stain to bottome corner of 4pp half-way through the book, else Very Good. [Our rating system: 1. Fine; 2. Near fine; 3. Very good; 4. Good; 5. Fair. ]
Description:Good in Good jacket. Signed by Author Hardcover with unclipped...Good in Good jacket. Signed by Author Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket, 244 pages; signed by Ondaatje in his recognizable but illegible style; only tiny traces of shelf wear, but exposure to moisture has discoloured a small section of the back cover near spine bottom, two tiny fore edge drop stains with traces of penetration to the outer margins of a few pages, previous owner's ink signature/date, but gently read, text otherwise clean and unmarked; DJ rubbed, bumped and chipped, staining evident on back panel, more so inside.
Description:Very good. F/F. 1st edition, 1st printing This copy is an...Very good. F/F. 1st edition, 1st printing This copy is an Advance Reading Copy with publisher slip laid in. Jacket has slight toning at edges. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over...Very good in very good dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 243 p. Audience: General/trade. first CDn edition hardcover of classic novel
Description:Remainder stripe bottom edge; Near Fine in a Fine dustwrapper....Remainder stripe bottom edge; Near Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. SIGNED on a tipped-in sheet by the Canadian poet and novelist, author of THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
Description:Very Good + in very good + jacket. 8vo. 244 pp. Stated first...Very Good + in very good + jacket. 8vo. 244 pp. Stated first American edition of this novel by the author of The Dainty Monsters and Coming Through Slaughter. A clean very good plus copy in lightly used dustwrapper. No remainder mark. SIGNED by Ondaatje on the title page.
Description:First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 brown paper over quarter blue cloth,...First Printing. Octavo; 3/4 brown paper over quarter blue cloth, with titles stamped in copper foil on spine and front panel; lavender topstain; dustjacket; 244pp. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket.
Description:As New. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) 8vo. 144 pp....As New. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) 8vo. 144 pp. Original binding. SIGNED by Ondaatje on the title page (and NOT on a tipped in sheet). This is a tight, fine book in a bright, fine DJ.
Ondaatje has published poetry and his novels read and flow like poetry. The story is historically interesting as well as presenting authentic fictional characters. My fourth Ondaatje and I was not disappointed.
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