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THE DIVINERS {Signed 1st Edition]


Editorial: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1974
ISBN 10: 0771047487 / ISBN 13: 9780771047480
Usado / Hardcover / Cantidad: 1
Librería: Bag End Books (MISSISSAUGA, ON, Canada)
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Título: THE DIVINERS {Signed 1st Edition]

Editorial: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto

Año de publicación: 1974

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition


Beautifully SIGNED by the Author on the Title Page. No inscription. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Powder Blue cloth boards with bright gilt titles on spine. The front board is faded along the bottom edge to a depth of 1/8 inch, the top corner of the rear board is lightly bumped, else a Near Fine crisp, clean unmarked copy. In the original dust jacket with price of $8.95 intact, couple of small closed tears, light wear to the extremities, else Near Fine. A lovely Signed copy of one of Canada's most significant authors. Governor General Award Winner. One of the best copies available. N° de ref. de la librería 002780

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Sinopsis: Morag Gunn, now in her mid-forties, lives in a riverside farmhouse in Eastern Ontario. Through a series of flashbacks she reviews the painful and exhilarating moments of her earlier life: her childhood on the social margins of the small prairie town of Manawaka; her escape from a demeaning marriage into writing fiction; and her travels to England, Scotland and finally back to Canada where she faces a different challenge - the necessity to understand, and let go of, the daughter she loves. A feminist saga as inspirational as when it was first published in 1974, The Diviners is an evocative exploration of one woman's search for her identity.

Nota de la solapa: The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence?s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel.

This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process ? putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right ? relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world ? and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers.

The Diviners has been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence?s writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance.

The Diviners received the Governor General?s Award for Fiction for 1974.

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