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Editorial: Athenuem, New York
Año de publicación: 1976
Condición del libro: Very Good
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed
Edición: First Edition.
141pp. Blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Board edges lightly sunned, spine a touch faded. Top edge of text block wth a few very light spots. Dust jacket with very light edge-wear and a light grubby scuff to front cover. A good clean copy overall of the First American Edition. Inscribed by Marian Engel on the title page, "For Arnold - good friend, good neighbour love Marian E, Sept '76". Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 002637
Sinopsis: After five years buried like a mole amid the decaying maps and manuscripts of an historical institute, Lou is given a welcome field assignment: to catalogue a nineteenth-century library, improbably located in an octagonal house on a remote island in northern Ontario. Eager to reconstruct the estate?s curious history, she is unprepared for her discovery that the island has one other inhabitant: a bear.
Lou?s imagination is soon overtaken by the estate?s historical occupants, whose fascination with bear lore becomes her own. Irresistibly, Lou is led along a path of emotional and sexual self-discovery, as she explores the limits of her own animal nature through her bizarre and healing relationship with the bear.
A daring and compelling novel, Marian Engel?s Bear won the Governor General?s Award for 1976.
From the Hardcover edition.
Sinopsis: Marian engel, who died in 1985 after a tragic struggle with cancer, was among Canada's most celebrated and beloved novelists. Her last, best known, and most controversial book was Bear (winner of the Governor-General's Award) in which a mousy, timid librarian is summoned to a remote Canadian island to inventory the estate of Colonel Cary, who, she learns soon enough, had any number of secrets. But the most surprising and enduring secret is a pet bear. In thirty pages, the reticent librarian meets the not so reticent bear and "wonders if it would be good company." It is good company indeed. Intimate company. Shocking company.
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