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SIGNED and numbered slipcased edition, limited to 250 copies. Scarce. Fine with glossy boards and no dustwrapper as issued. Fine in Fine slipcase. *******. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: When Ariel Manto uncovers a copy of "The End of Mr Y" in a second-hand bookshop, she can't believe her eyes. She's read about its author before, the outlandish Victorian scientist Thomas Lumas, and this is his most notorious, and rarest, book. It is also believed to hold a curse. Anyone who's ever read it, including Lumas, has disappeared without trace. With Mr Y under her arm, Ariel is thrust into an adventure of faith, physics, love, death, and everything in between. Part gothic mystery, part time-travelling love story, "The End of Mr Y" lies somewhere between "Shadow of the Wind" and "Dr Who." Scarlett Thomas sends us on a wild and irresistible quest into our deepest selves and our biggest questions.
From the Back Cover: "Ingenious and original. A cracking good yarn, fizzing with intelligence." -- Philip PullmanIf you knew this book was cursed, would you read it?
Scarlett Thomas is the author of Bright Young Things, Going Out, PopCo, and Our Tragic Universe. ------ORIGINAL 2006 EDITIONIf you knew this book were cursed, would you read it?
Ariel Manto has a fascination with The End of Mr. Y, a book no one alive has read maybe because it's cursed and everyone related to it (the author; various book collectors; Ariel s doctoral advisor, Saul Burlem) disappears. But suddenly she discovers a rare copy in a used bookstore. Following in Mr. Y s footsteps, she falls into a trance and steps into the Troposphere a wonderland of an alternate dimension where she can travel through time and space using the thoughts of others. And so Ariel launches into a heart-racing, brain-teasing, time-twisting adventure of science, faith, consciousness, death, and everything in between.
But what about the curse? Did Burlem read Mr. Y just before he vanished? Did these scary men in gray suits have anything to do with it? And now that Ariel understands the Troposphere--and her place in it will she be able to save the world and still go back to it?
SCARLETT THOMAS is the author of PopCo. She was named one of the twenty best young British writers by the Independent on Sunday in 2001 and Writer of the Year at the 2002 Elle Style Awards. She teaches writing at the University of Kent and lives in Canterbury. "
Título: The End of Mr Y
Año de publicación: 2007
Condición del libro: Fine
Descripción Canongate Books, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007337804
Descripción Canongate, 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001708585
Descripción Canongate Books Ltd, 2007. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP72251295
Descripción 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Corners bumped. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000424686
Descripción 2007. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Edge of book is worn and rubbed No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000513367
Descripción Canongate, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st Edition. Canongate Publishing, Edinburgh, 2007. Printed Boards. Book Condition: Very Good. First British Edition. 8vo. - 240 mm. Printed paper hardcover, gilt highlights on front and rear. Pp. 456. All edges blackened. Minor wear at foot of spine. No slipcase or DJ. Overall, VG. Nº de ref. de la librería 000054
Descripción Canongate, Edinburgh, 2007. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Fine first printing in original decorated boards. An unread copy. This copy has one very small nick at the top of the spine and a small mark to the front cover where a price label has been carelessly removed taking some of the red paper with it. I have attached several photographs to this listing to highlight these faults. Signed by the author to the title page in silver. No further inscription or dedication noted. As an enthusiastic collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Paypal accepted. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 007782
Descripción Canongate Books, Edinburgh, 2007. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First UK edition. Decorated boards, black page edges (faded on top of side edge). Slightly bumped corners and light shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 000822
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. In good condition and ready for quick shipment to any US location by an experienced and reliable seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Thanks for shopping with us!. Nº de ref. de la librería 2117413
Descripción Published by Canongate, Edinburgh, 2007. , 452 pages,  First UK Edition , light shelf wear at head and tail of spine, book in very good+ condition , no dust-jacket as issued , pictorial hardcover 24 x 14 cm Hardback ISBN: 9781841959573. Nº de ref. de la librería 57941