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First edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13 cm, 238pp. Signed directly to the title page by William Trevor. The Quintons have lived in the old house in Cork for hundreds of years. Though Anglo-Irish Protestant, they sympathize with the cause of independence and secretly fund Michael Collins' fighters. But one of their workers is an informer to the British, and when he's murdered on their land, though they know nothing of it, the Black and Tans come seeking revenge. Till now young Willy Quinton has led a pleasant, cosseted life. But the murder of his father and sisters by British soldiers brings him to a point when he can only contemplate revenge himself. He sets off for Liverpool with hatred in his heart. Will he survive? Will the cycle ever be broken? Condition: A very good copy. The book has clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper has been neatly price-clipped but is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería
Fools of Fortune - William Trevor's astonishing, prize-winning novel about courage and love
Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award
'To my mind Trevor's best novel and a very fine one' Graham Greene
'William Trevor at his best' New York Times
When an informer's body is found shortly after the First World War on the estate of the Quintons, a wealthy Irish family, an appalling cycle of revenge is set in motion. Led by a zealous sergeant, the Black and Tans fire the family home, and only young Willie and his mother Evie escape alive. Fatherless, Willie grows into manhood while his alcoholic mother's bitter resentment festers. And though he finds love, Willie, too, seems unable to forget the terrible injuries of the past ...
'Arresting, powerful and indelible. A story of courage and love ... as tender and wistful as an Irish lament' Washington Post
Readers of The Story of Lucy Gault and Love and Summer will adore Fools of Fortune. It will also be cherished by readers of Colm Toibin and William Boyd.
William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork. He has written eighteen novels and novellas, and hundreds of short stories, for which he has won a number of prizes including the Hawthornden Prize, the Yorkshire Post Book of the Year Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and the David Cohen Literature Prize in recognition of a lifetime's literary achievement. In 2002 he was knighted for his services to literature. His books in Penguin are: After Rain; A Bit on the Side; Bodily Secrets; Cheating at Canasta; The Children of Dynmouth; The Collected Stories (Volumes One and Two); Death in Summer; Felicia's Journey; Fools of Fortune; The Hill Bachelors; Love and Summer; The Mark-2 Wife; Selected Stories; The Story of Lucy Gault and Two Lives.
Sinopsis: Fools of Fortune
Título: Fools of Fortune (Signed copy)
Editorial: The Bodley Head
Año de publicación: 1983
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP15709956
Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983. Estado de conservación: Fair. 1st. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP90030487
Descripción The Bodley Head, London, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. Hardcover. First edition. Upper edges of jacket are creased and sunned. A few light marks on page block face. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW. Used. Nº de ref. de la librería 424772
Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Some creasing to the edges of unclipped dustwrapper, some bumping to spine ends and corners of blue boards, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover novel. The story is set in Ireland in the early twentieth century and deals with a Protestant landowning family caught up in the Irish Independence struggle. The 1990 film of the same name starring Iain Glen, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Julie Christie was based on the book. 239pp. Nº de ref. de la librería 009105
Descripción The Bodley Head, London, 1983. Hard Cover, 12mo, First Edition. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library. Clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Clipped. Nº de ref. de la librería 0230166
Descripción The Bodley Head, London, 1983. Hard Cover, 12mo, First Edition. Book Condition: Good. Ex Library. Clean interior. Dust Jacket: Good. In protective cover. Clipped. Nº de ref. de la librería 0239996
Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, London, 1983. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Clean copy tight binding, unclipped dustwrapper, previous owner name and date to front free endpaper,239 pps. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Nº de ref. de la librería 004944
Descripción Bodley Head, London, United Kingdom, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Dustwrapper is price clipped. Nº de ref. de la librería 022583
Descripción The Bodley Head Ltd, 1983. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. First Edition; First Printing. 7.80 X 5.04 X 0.47 inches. Nº de ref. de la librería 373465
Descripción Bodley Head, London, 1983. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Hardcover with price clipped dust jacket, 239 pages; ex-library copy with usual flaws of stamps, labels, two card pockets and tape residue to covers, spine cocked, cover edges have only light shelf wear, faded old (coffee?) stains to top edge with just traces of penetration to upper margins, tight in binding, and text pages are otherwise clean and unmarked; the mylar-protected DJ is surprisingly very good, bright, clean and attractive, two very tiny chips (DJ easily removed from protector). Nº de ref. de la librería 038855