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Four children, living alone with their mother, decide not to inform the authorities when she dies. Instead they take her down into the cellar and ...Show synopsisFour children, living alone with their mother, decide not to inform the authorities when she dies. Instead they take her down into the cellar and bury her in cement and for the next days, weeks and months live far away from normal conventions.Hide synopsis
Description:Very Good. Good+ Dust Jacket. First edition/1st printing, with...Very Good. Good+ Dust Jacket. First edition/1st printing, with full number line. Very good hardcover in good+ dust jacket. Previous owner's name on second front endpaper, light dust soil to top edge. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards, text also very good. Unclipped DJ shows a price of $8.95. DJ has light age-toning/shelfwear, now protected in Mylar wraps.
Description:Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. SIGNED BY...Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Book is tight and clean with very minor shelf wear. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p. Audience: General/trade.
Description:Very Good. 1978. New York, New York. Tan boards with black...Very Good. 1978. New York, New York. Tan boards with black spine and gilt lettering to spine. Stated first edition with full number line. Signed copy. Author's signature on laid-in publisher's bookplate. Dust jacket not price clipped, and protected by mylar liner.
Description:Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author FINE stated 1st...Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author FINE stated 1st printing in a NEAR FINE dust jacket (price intact, minor edge wear). AUTHOR SIGNED (in black ink on the title page). Archival dust jacket protector provided.
Description:Very good in fine dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. An...Very good in fine dust jacket. UK hardback first impression. An excellent copy, near fine with very slight spine skew, in unclipped and unfaded jacket with just a very small area of rubbing to top of rear flap foldover. Jonathan Cape 1978.
Description:Signed by Author Very good plus with a bit of foxing to page...Signed by Author Very good plus with a bit of foxing to page edges and small sticker ghost at inside top corner of flyleaf, otherwise clean and tight. In a fine dust jacket. SIGNED BY McEWAN on the title page. An excellent signed copy.
Description:8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first...8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First US edition, first prnt. Signed by McEwan on the title page. Spine topedge cloth lightly pushed and faint foxing on topedge and foreedge; dustjacket with beginning toning on edges and minimal edgewear, mostly touched spine ends and rear panel corners. Very Good+ condition in a Very Good+ dustjacket with an archival cover. McEwan's first novel and second book. Image is of the book described; not a stock photo.
Description:Very Good in Very Good jacket. Scuff to front board, otherwise a...Very Good in Very Good jacket. Scuff to front board, otherwise a nice copy in moderately worn dust jacket. SIGNED by Ian McEwan.
Description:1. pp. 138. Physical description. : 138 p.; 21cm. Subject:...1. pp. 138. Physical description. : 138 p.; 21cm. Subject: English fiction-20th century--Orphans--Fiction. England--Fiction. Summary: In this tour de force of psychological unease--now a major motion picture starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Sinead Cusack--McEwan excavates the ruins of childhood and uncovers things that most adults have spent a lifetime forgetting--or denying. "Possesses the suspense and chilling impact of Lord of the Flies." Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Book is not price-clipped.
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: Jonathan Cape,
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 138,  pages. 0224016288. A...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 138,  pages. 0224016288. A most beautiful First Edition/First Printing, conservatively rated Fine in equally unblemished dustwrapper. SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page; The Cement Garden was Ian McEwan's third book and his first novel. After the father of four children dies, his death is followed by the death of the children's mother. To avoid being taken into care, the children hide their mother's death from the outside world by encasing her corpse in cement in their basement. Adapted into the 1993 film of the same name by Andrew Birkin, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Andrew Robertson.
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