First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first book by the twice-Booker-Prize-winning author of OSCAR AND LUCINDA, a well-received story collection. Fine/Fine. Inscribed by Carey on the title page, as follows: "To Larry Owens with my best wishes, Peter Carey.". N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : One of Australia's most highly regarded novelists...accomplished, surehanded." -- Newsday
If, in some post-Marxist utopia, obesity were declared counterrevolutionary, how would a houseful of fat men strike back? If it were possible to win a new body by lottery, what kind of people would choose ugliness? If two gun-toting thugs decided to take over a business -- and run it through sheer terror -- how far would their methods take them?
These are the questions that Peter Carey, author of The Tax Inspector and Oscar and Lucinda, brilliantly explores in this collection of stories. Exquisitely written and thoroughly envisioned, the tales in The Fat Man in History reach beyond their arresting premises to utter deep and often frightening truths about our brightest and darkest selves.
"Destined to [be] one of the most widely read and admired writers working in English."
-- Edmund White, The Times Literary Supplement (London)
"Marvelous!" -- Boston Globe
Titre : The Fat Man in History and Other Stories
Éditeur : Random House
Date d'édition : 1980
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition.
Description du livre Random House, 1980. État : Good. 1st American ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP10221598
Description du livre Random House, 1980. État : Fair. 1st American ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP70264949
Description du livre Random House. Hardcover. État : VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. N° de réf. du libraire 2646550742
Description du livre Random House, 1980. Hardcover. État : Used: Good. N° de réf. du libraire SONG0394510720
Description du livre Random House, 1980. État : Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_usedgood_0394510720
Description du livre Random House, 1980. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Roger Zimmerman (illustrateur). 1st American Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brown cloth spine strip; white boards. 186 pages; 10 stories. Top end of spine strip and the adjacent corner on the front board are faded. The boards are a little darkened along the top edges. DJ: most of white area has darkened; the top end of the back flap fold has a water stain; bottom corner of the back flap has a crease line. Scans e-mailed upon request. N° de réf. du libraire 007365
Description du livre Random House, 1980. Hard Cover. État : Good. Library withdrawal in the plastic, protective covers. Book has some scuff and shelf wear to the plastic. A card pocket is pasted on the inside back of the book. Light wear to the covers. This book looks presentable. N° de réf. du libraire YSSOct15VI61
Description du livre État : Good. Book Condition: Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803945107294.0
Description du livre New York, NY, U.S.A.: Random House, Incorporated, 1980, 1980. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition... Hardback, a very good ex-library copy in a Fine Minus DJ, 1st edition; a tight copy with the usual library faults, slight wear to DJ and DJ edges, very faint sticker ghost to spine of mylar protected DJ, no library markings on DJ, externally a very nice looking copy, 8vo., 186 pages., 0.0 0.0 0.0. N° de réf. du libraire 14243
Description du livre État : Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 97803945107293.0