Title: SOLAR - Rare Pristine Copy of The Limited ...
Publisher: London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2010
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 285 pages. Published in 2010. The author's eleventh novel. Limited Leatherbound And Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The Limited Edition sold out upon publication and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Jonathan Cape: Regular-sized volume format. Black leather boards with "solar"-red design embossed on the cover and matching red titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Ian McEwan. Marbled endpapers. Black satin ribbon marker. Matching cloth slipcase with "solar"-red design on both sides. Printed on pristine-white, thick archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. In publisher's original paper wrappers. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its most collectible format, Ian McEwan's "Solar". His "environmental" novel. The latter marks a return to his early satirical vein, as he eviscerates the academic and scientific establishments through one of his most memorably repulsive characters ever, Nobel Laureate Michael Beard. He fuses the satire with the scientific quest for alternative energies, the perfect metaphor for our time, as we try to find our way out of crises and predicaments internal and external. "McEwan's background research is so seamlessly displayed that scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, busy working on the same topic, might wonder if he's nicked their notes" (Time Magazine). "Blending domestic satire with scientific inquiry, nods to concerns both personal and planetary in a tone that is at once ironic and heartfelt. It is exquisitely and defiantly McEwan-esque. Accept no imitations" (The Spectator). "McEwan is one of the finest literary storytellers alive. He implants in the memory a living, flaming presence" (The New Republic). An absolute "must-have" title for Ian McEwan collectors. This copy is Number 49, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Ian McEwan. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Leatherbound And Slipcased Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original paper wrappers, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1998 for "Amsterdam". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002 for "Atonement". One of the greatest writers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IAN MCEWAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0224091077. Bookseller Inventory # 15496
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