Near fine first printing in near fine dustwrapper. The book is square and tight and the paper stock is clean and without any blemish. Both lower corners are very lightly crushed, affecting both the boards and dustwrapper. Otherwise the dustwrapper is complete and without chips or tears. Signed, not inscribed by the author to the title page. N° de ref. de la librería
A haunting tale of an Africa and an adolescence undergoing tremendous changes from the talented bestseller and award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is circumscribed by the high walls of her family compound and the frangipani trees she can see from her bedroom window. Her wealthy Catholic father, although generous and well-respected in the community, is repressive and fanatically religious at home. Her life is lived under his shadow and regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, and more prayer. She lives in fear of his violence and the words in her textbooks begin to turn to blood in front of her eyes.
When Nigeria begins to fall apart under a military coup, Kambili's father, involved in mysterious ways with the unfolding political crisis, sends Kambili and her brother away to their aunt's. The house is noisy and full of laughter. Here she discovers love and a life ? dangerous and heathen ? beyond the confines of her father's authority. The visit will lift the silence from her world and, in time, reveal a terrible, bruising secret at the heart of her family life.
This first novel is about the promise of freedom; about the blurred lines between the old gods and the new; between childhood and adulthood; between love and hatred. An extraordinary debut, ?Purple Hibiscus? is a compelling novel which captures both a country and an adolescence at a time of tremendous change.
'A beautiful and often harrowing story.' Observer Books of the Year
?A sensitive and touching story of a child exposed too early to religious intolerance and the uglier side of the Nigerian state.? J. M. Coetzee
?Political brutality and domestic violence, religion and witchcraft all merge with subtle force in this memorable novel. Chimammanda Ngozi Adichie uses childhood innocence to write Nigerian history with the eye of a family insider.? Hugo Hamilton
??Purple Hibiscus? is the best debut I've read since Arundhati Roy's ?The God of Small Things?.? Jason Cowley, Literary Editor of the New Statesman
?This debut ensnares the reader from the first page and lingers in the memory?in soft, searing voice, Adichie examines the complexities of family, faith and country through the haunted but hopeful eyes of a young girl on the cusp of womanhood.? Publishers Weekly
Título: Purple Hibiscus-SIGNED FIRST ISSUE
Editorial: Fourth Estate
Año de publicación: 2004
Condición del libro: Near Fine
Edición: First Edition
Descripción Fourth Estate Ltd, 2004. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition, First Printing. 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 GRP14458482
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001320306
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001404348
Descripción Fourth Estate, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. I'm not sure what impression this is as the copyright page has been removed, no other markings, pages clean, binding firm, jacket in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-17705004740
Descripción Fourth Estate, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First edition third impression in near fine condition, no internal markings, pages clean, binding firm, jacket has some sunning to front, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE-19039783266
Descripción Fourth Estate, 2004. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to a loosely inserted official bookplate. Longlisted for The Booker Prize & shortlisted for The Orange Prize. Uncorrected proof copy in near fine, unread condition. (light indent to front cover) All books are swathed in biodegradable bubble wrap and posted in strong, custom made book boxes to ensure undamaged delivery. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 006883
Descripción Fourth Estate, U.K., 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 3rd Imp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". 'Fifteen-year-old Kambili's world is confined by the high walls of her family compound and her repressive and fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by prayer, sleep, study and more prayer. She lives in fear of his violence. When Nigeria falls apart under a military coup, her father sends her away to her aunt's house. Her she discovers love and a life beyond the confines of her father's authority.' Tight and clean. NO marks, stamps or inscriptions. Light creasing to top, rear of DW, UNCLIPPED. Nº de ref. de la librería 008046
Descripción Fourth Estate, London, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Used. Spine lean.Tanning to page edges.Mild creasing to dust-jacket spine-ends.Generally very good. Signed and dated to the title page.Not price-clipped. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000877
Descripción Fourth Estate, London. 2004., 2004. 8vo, 307pp. A very good paperback copy. Uncorrected Proof copy. Nº de ref. de la librería 65670
Descripción Fourth Estate Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P020007176112