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 bury her in cement and for the next days, weeks and months live far away from normal conventions.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 bury her in cement and for the next days, weeks and months live far away from normal conventions.Read Less
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.
Fine. Signed by author. near fine book in softcover. First edition. 153 p. signed only by author on 1st title page. The author " constructs a novel that is all the more chilling for its offhand approach to the unspeakable"
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.
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.
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.
Inscribed by Author 2nd printing (first was in 1978). Octavo, green boards. Very small bumps to outer corners of covers, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has rubbing to the surface gloss, else fine. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to a Toronto author & impresario who brought McEwan to Toronto for a reading "To_____, Affectionately, Ian McEwan". With the inscribee's tidy ink name and 1988 date at front. Author's first novel and third book, basis of the 1993 film.
Very good. Signed by author. Very good in wrappers. Uncorrected Proofs. SIGNED by McEwan on the title page. Small amount of soiling to the outer corner on the bottom edge of pages. A small amount of rippling along the spine. We will provide a certificate of authenticity for this item.
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