Archive for March, 2013

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Added on March 28, 2013

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Charles Dickens Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1913 The Mystery of Edwin Drood was Dickens’ final novel and was unfinished at the time of his death. The identity of the killer is, therefore, unknown and is the subject of debate. Like most of Dickens’ work, it was published in serialized [...]

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Postcards

Added on March 22, 2013

Postcards Annie Proulx Fourth Estate, London, 1996 This is the first edition/first printing of the Fourth Estate Compact Classic edition of Postcards. It is in fine/fine condition and is signed in Proulx’s typical tiny autograph on the title page. At only 6″ x 4″, and with its wood grain patterned dust jacket, it is attractive and [...]

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The Sea, The Sea

Added on March 17, 2013

The Sea, The Sea Iris Murdoch Chatto and Windus, U.K. 1978 This novel, to my mind, is Iris Murdoch’s masterpiece. The cover art is called The Great Wave off Kanagawa, a famous woodblock print done in 1831 by Japanese artist Hokusai. The Sea, The Sea, which won the 1978 Booker Prize, is the story of [...]

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A Tale of Two Cities & The Uncommercial Traveler

Added on March 12, 2013

A Tale of Two Cities & The Uncommercial Traveler Charles Dickens Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, 1908 This is another volume from the full set I have been posting over the last few years. This one combines the very well-known A Tale of Two Cities with the lesser know The Uncommercial Traveler. As I have [...]

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On Chesil Beach – Canadian First Edition

Added on March 4, 2013

On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, 2007 This is one of my favourite short novels of all time. From a writer of so many wonderful works of fiction, it is hard to pick a favourite, but On Chesil Beach is at or near the top of the list for me. It was [...]

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