Title: LOST FOR WORDS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2014
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 265 pages. Published in 2014. The author's eighth novel. One of Edward St. Aubyn's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Edward St. Aubyn's "Lost For Words". His thinly veiled assault on the Booker Prize. He was shortlisted for "Mother's Milk" (2006), the most polished novel in his "Patrick Melrose" cycle, word-for-word perfection, but ultimately lost (to Kiran Desai's "The Inheritance of Loss"). A satirist by temperament and therefore an acquired taste for many, Edward St. Aubyn had what was probably his only chance at official recognition. So, he "returns with a hilariously smart send-up of a certain major British literary award. A witty, fabulously entertaining satire that cuts to the quick of some of the deepest questions about the place of art in our celebrity-obsessed culture, and asks how we can ever hope to recognize real talent when everyone has an agenda" (Publisher's blurb). Well, in St. Aubyn's case, Booker or no Booker, genuine fame and glory have finally arrived, however belatedly. St. Aubyn also wrote the eulogy that Earl Spencer delivered at Princess Diana's funeral, attacking the British monarchy, and calling her the "People's Princess", the alliterative title that the world, not just the British public, promptly embraced. "Our purest living prose stylist" (The Guardian). An absolute "must-have" title for Edward St. Aubyn collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Edward St. Aubyn. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the greatest novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWARD ST. AUBYN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374280290. Bookseller Inventory # 18958
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