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First Canadian edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 24 × 16.5cm, 521pp. Signed directly to the title page by Margaret Atwood. Laura Chase's older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister's tragic death. Condition: This copy is in very good condition. The dustwrapper has been neatly clipped and is now within a protective sleeve. PLEASE SEE THE COX AND BUDGE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND TO SEE OUR FULL RANGE OF BOOKS. We welcome direct contact. MANY THANKS. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: ?Ten days after the war ended, my sister Laura drove a car off a bridge.? These words are spoken by Iris Chase Griffen, married at eighteen to a wealthy industrialist but now poor and eighty-two. Iris recalls her far from exemplary life, and the events leading up to her sister?s death, gradually revealing the carefully guarded Chase family secrets. Among these is ?The Blind Assassin,? a novel that earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following. Sexually explicit for its time, it was a pulp fantasy improvised by two unnamed lovers who meet secretly in rented rooms and seedy cafés. As this novel-within-a-novel twists and turns through love and jealousy, self-sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real narrative, as both move closer to war and catastrophe. Margaret Atwood?s Booker Prize-winning sensation combines elements of gothic drama, romantic suspense, and science fiction fantasy in a spellbinding tale.
Críticas: "It's loss and regret and misery and yearning that drive the story forward", writes Margaret Atwood, towards the end of her impressive and complex new novel, The Blind Assassin. It's a melancholic account of why writers write--and readers read--and one that frames the different lives told through this book. The Blind Assassin is (at least) two novels. At the end of her life, Iris Griffen takes up her pen to record the secret history of her family, the romantic melodrama of its decline and fall between the two world wars. Conjuring a world of prosperity and misery, marriage and loneliness, the central enigma of Iris's tale is the death of her sister, Laura Chase, who "drove a car off a bridge" at the end of the Second World War. Suicide or accident? The story gradually unfolds, interspersed with sketches of Iris's present-day life--confined by age and ill-health--and a second novel, The Blind Assassin by Laura Chase. Allowing a glimpse into a clandestine love affair between a privileged young woman and a radical "agitator" on the run, this version of The Blind Assassin is an overt act of seduction: the exchange of sex and story about an imaginary world of Sakiel-Norn (a play with the potential, and convention, of fantasy and sci-fi).
With the intelligence, subtlety and remarkable characterisation associated with Atwood's writing (from her first novel, The Edible Woman through to the best-selling Alias Grace), these two stories play with one another--sustaining an uncertainty about who has done what to whom and why to the very end of this compelling book. --Vicky Lebeau This review refers to the hardcover edition of this title.
Título: The Blind Assassin (Signed copy)
Editorial: McClelland & Stewart
Año de publicación: 2000
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Canadian Edition.
Descripción Mcclelland & Stewart Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. EXCELLENT value for money and ready for dispatch. Delivery normally within 3/4 days. Our reputation is built on our Speedy Delivery Service and our Customer Service Team. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0003276212
Descripción Mcclelland & Stewart Ltd 02/09/2000, 2000. Estado de conservación: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 7719-9780771008634
Descripción Mcclelland & Stewart Ltd 02/09/2000, 2000. Estado de conservación: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780771008634
Descripción McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP8706966
Descripción McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 2000. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP92397773
Descripción McClelland & Stewart Ltd. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2511527019
Descripción McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G0771008635I4N00
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Descripción McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0771008635I3N00
Descripción McClelland & Stewart. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G0771008635I3N00