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Fine w/o jacket as issued. First UK edition, first printing. Paperback original. Signed by Andrew Crumey. N° de réf. du libraire 140
Synopsis : Elderly Scottish bookworm Mr Mee searches the Internet for the legendary Rosier's Encyclopaedia which supposedly outlines an 18th-century quantum theory. Instead he enters a strange new world of cyber-hoaxers and online pornography. Meanwhile university lecturer Dr Petrie, an expert on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, recounts his infatuation with one of his own students. And in the third strand of this unique comedy of ideas, Rousseau's Laurel-and-Hardy-like neighbours Ferrand and Minard hold the key to Rosier's Encyclopaedia, Rousseau's madness, and Mr Mee himself.Combining history and fantasy, philosophy and farce, Crumey's novel is an intellectual page-turner that keeps the reader laughing and guessing to the end. 'This book is fabulous stuff: erudite but not patronising, elegantly and simply written, jumping ambitiously across centuries but with a good dash of down-to-earth lust for entertainment. More than once, Crumey make his reader pause, rest the book in his lap, and acknowledge that life really is quite extraordinary. He deserves to be better known' - "The Times".
About the Author: Andrew Crumey has a PhD in theoretical physics and is liteary editor of Scotland On Sunday. His novels have been translated widely and won several prizes.
Titre : Mr. Mee
Éditeur : Picador
Date d'édition : 2000
Reliure : Trade Paperback
Etat du livre : Fine
Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st UK
Description du livre Picador, 2000. Paperback. État : Very Good. Signed. First Edition. Paperback 1st British edition, signed by author on half title page, Very Good. Appears unread with NO markings. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore. N° de réf. du libraire mon0000214846
Description du livre Picador, London, 2000. Softcover. État : Near Fine. First Edition. SIGNED by author on half-title page. Andrew Crumey "has produced a philosophical thriller of breathtaking originality. The seamless collage of history, fantasy and intellectual caprice results in a witty narrative which ultimately provides a history of the internet." Ships same or next business day. Light tanning on head edge; otherwise, in fine condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 344 pages; Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 48364
Description du livre London; Picador;, 2000. First edition, first printing of author's fourth novel. Signed by the author. Fine paperback original. N° de réf. du libraire 13510