Title: ARTEMIS FOWL: THE ARCTIC INCIDENT - Scarce ...
Publisher: London, England: Puffin/Viking Books, 2002
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 288 pages. Published in 2002. The author's second "Artemis Fowl" novel. One of the most sensational literary Series of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a regular first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident". Artemis Fowl, now a wealthy young boy/man, embarks on a quest for his missing father. Our twelve-year-old anti-hero (just as Harry Potter is our boy-hero) is a pre-pubescent Tom Ripley who is driven by the same deadly sin, greed, but who, in the course of the Series, gradually regains his moral compass (he gets progressively older with each new novel). The Series represents the realization of Eoin (pronounced "Owen") Colfer's brilliant twists on conventional genre narratives. "The Arctic Incident" picks up where the debut novel left off, and apart from its unmistakable twist to the James Bond-cum-John LeCarre genre novel, is Colfer's mesmerizing vision of a world in absolute disarray, as the Soviet Union collapses, Russia is effectively run by its Mafia, and Artemis Fowl is determined to learn what really happened to his father, whom he believes is being held hostage by the Mafia. Although Artemis is never fully described in any of the books, he comes across as an inscrutably handsome and attractive boy/man: Cold, calculating, charismatic. He is also shown to be quite vulnerable and lonely, unmistakably recalling The Talented Mr. Ripley in all of the latter character's amorous amorality. The success of the Series with young readers has made Eoin Colfer one of the world's most popular writers. It has also alarmed politically correct teachers and parents. An absolute "must-have" title for Eoin Colfer collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Eoin Colfer. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest writers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EOIN COLFER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0670899631. Bookseller Inventory # 13536
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