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First US edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14.5cm, 210pp. Signed directly to the title page by Beryl Bainbridge. Seventeen-year-old Alan can't stand rows. But, though the Second World War has ended, peace hangs by a fine thread at home: his troublesome sister Madge creeps off for night-time liaisons with a German POW; their ineffectual father - broken by the hardships of war and an unhappy marriage - can't put food on the table despite the family's middle-class manners. Meanwhile, his mother pursues her escapist fantasies in romantic novels and love affairs. Obedient, faithful Alan is trapped among them all, the focus of their jibes and resentment, as inexorably the family heads towards disaster. Condition: The book itself is in good, solid shape with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is faded to the spine and chipped a little to the edges. It has been price-clipped but is now within a protective sleeve. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: In the shabby, cluttered confines of their small house in an English seaside village just after World War II, a family of genteel poverty struggles daily, unremittingly, with itself. To escape the endless quarrel, the romantically disappointed mother spends half the night reading novels in the railway station, while the melancholy father weeps in front of the radio. The fifteen-year-old daughter sneaks off after dark to meet a German P.O.W. in the woods, and her brother, Alan, through whom we experience the domestic nightmare, suffers the family he tries to ignore and cannot alter, at least not until it has been destroyed.
About the Author:
Beryl Bainbridge is the author of such critically acclaimed novels as the bestselling The Birthday Boys, Every Man for Himself, and, most recently, Master Georgie. Five times a nominee for the Booker Prize, she is twice a recipient of the Whitbread Prize for fiction. She lives in London.
Título: A Quiet Life (Signed copy)
Editorial: George Braziller
Año de publicación: 1977
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First US Edition.
Descripción George Braziller, NY, 1977. Hard cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st edition, 1st Printing. The book condition is Fine. The dust jacket is VG, small chip (about 3/8") on rear panel. Light soiling. VG, small chip (about 3/8") on rear panel. Light soiling 0.0. Nº de ref. de la librería t9811
Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003260884
Descripción Braziller Incorporated, George. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0807608467I3N11
Descripción Braziller Incorporated, George. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G0807608467I5N10
Descripción Braziller Incorporated, George. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0807608467I3N00
Descripción George Braziller. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0807608467 This book is shelved in the German History section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - Crisp clean unmarked unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dustjacket. NICE!. Nº de ref. de la librería 3024823102045
Descripción NY: George Braziller, 1st US printing., 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. ISBN: 0807608467 Hardback (8vo) in brown cloth; 210 pages. Clean, square, unmarked. DJ in protective mylar wrap. 0.0 0.0. Nº de ref. de la librería 347
Descripción George Braziller, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0807608467
Descripción Braziller, NY, 1977. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good+. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good+. First Edition. First Printing; (spine lightly faded). Nº de ref. de la librería 2681
Descripción George Braziller. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear, short closed tear at head of spine. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1977. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 604338