Softcover, wrappers, 8vo, pp147 An uncorrected Proof Copy.The fourth book in the Canopus in Argos Archives, series. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this is the fourth instalment in the visionary novel cycle `Canopus in Argos: Archives'.The handsome, intelligent people of Planet 8 of the Canopean Empire know only an idyllic existence on their bountiful planet, its weather consistently nurturing, never harsh. They live long, purposeful, untroubled lives.Then one day The Ice begins, and ice and snow cover the planet's surface. Crops and animals die off, and the people must learn to live with this new desolation. Their only hope is that, as they have been promised, they will be taken from Planet 8 to a new world. But when the Canopean ambassador, Johor, finally arrives, he has devastating news: they will die along with their planet. Slowly they come to understand that their salvation may lie in the creation of one Representative who can save what is most essential to them.Lessing has written a frightening and, finally, hopeful book, a profound and thought-provoking contribution to the science-fiction genre the novel generally.
About the Author: Doris Lessing was one of the most important writers of the second half of the 20th-century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her novels include "The Grass is Singing", "The Golden Notebook" and "The Good Terrorist". In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, "The Times" ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". She died in 2013.
Titre : The Making of the Representative for Planet ...
Éditeur : London, Jonathan Cape, 1982. 1st edition
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1982. État : Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP16591051
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1982. État : Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP96912699
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd. Hardcover. État : Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. N° de réf. du libraire G0224020080I3N00
Description du livre Hardback. État : 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. N° de réf. du libraire GOR003822477
Description du livre Hardback. État : 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. N° de réf. du libraire GOR001650622
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1982. État : VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. N° de réf. du libraire 2807399249
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1982. Hardcover. État : Good. Hardcover with jacket in good condition. First edition. Jacket is lightly scored and edge-worn. Jacket spine is lightly marked. Hardcover is lightly edge-worn. Hardcover spine foot, page block and a few pages are marked. Book shop stamp on creased FEP. Text is clear throughout. HCW. Used. N° de réf. du libraire 465499
Description du livre London : Cape, 1982. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. Mylar protector included. Binding is moderately loose. Book. N° de réf. du libraire 123539453
Description du livre Jonathan Cape Ltd, London, 1982. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First British Edition. The DJ is unclipped, previous owner name lined out on the front endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 019307
Description du livre Jonathan Cape, 1982. Hardback. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st. First edition hardback, 1982, with unclipped jacket. In overall near fine used condition with only slight signs of age, handling and storage. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read, no annotations or inscriptions; light toning to page-ends but text bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. Photograph available. N° de réf. du libraire 150823