Title: THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE - Rare Pristine ...
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: MacAdam/Cage, 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 525 pages. Published in 2003. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time, it is now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. 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 that sold out upon publication and has since become a beloved global bestseller. The First Edition is now rare. Presents, in its First Edition, Audrey Niffenegger's "The Time Traveler's Wife". "A soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes, and one that skates nimbly around a huge conundrum at the heart of the book: Henry De Tamble, a dashing librarian at the famous Newberry Library in Chicago, finds himself unavoidably whisked around in time. He disappears from a scene in 1998 to find himself suddenly at an entirely different place 10 years earlier or later. During one of these migrations, he drops in on beautiful teenage Clare Abshire, an heiress in a large house on the nearby Michigan peninsula, and a lifelong passion is born. Such is the author's tenderness with the characters and the determinedly un-gimmicky way in which she writes of their predicament that the book is much more love story than fantasy. The book leaves the reader with an impression of life's riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills" (Publishers Weekly). The basis of the film adaptation by Robert Schwentke, with Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana. An absolute "must-have" title for Audrey Niffenegger collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Audrey Niffenegger. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of Niffenegger's appearance at the Newberry Library during which her signature was obtained. The Newberry Library is, of course, a central element of her novel. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is the single most beautiful copy of the book we have ever seen. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest American artist/writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AUDREY NIFFENEGGER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 193156146X. Bookseller Inventory # 19688
Synopsis: Passionately in love, Clare and Henry vow to hold onto each other and their marriage as they struggle with the effects of Chrono-Displacement Disorder, a condition that casts Henry involuntarily into the world of time travel.
From the Back Cover:
?Highly original first novel?Niffenegger has written a soaring love story illuminated by dozens of finely observed details and scenes?It is a fair tribute to [Niffenegger?s] skill and sensibility to say that the book leaves a reader with the impression of life?s riches and strangeness rather than of easy thrills.? -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
" The Time Traveler's Wife is a Houdini box of a novel, filled with spring latches and trapdoors. Henry and Clare's love affair zigs and zags across decades -- at times touching, childish, sexy, tragic but always true." -- Caroline Preston, author of Lucy Crocker 2.0 and Jacke by Josie
"Niffenegger imagines this story of an accidental time traveler and the love of his life with grace and humanity. Fiercely inventive, slyly ambitious, and lovingly told, The Time Traveler's Wife sparkles as it fearlessly explores the delicate interplay of love and time." -- Anne Ursu, author of The Disapparation of James and Spilling Clarence
" The Time Traveler's Wife is an odd and enchanting love story... a story of intense devotion filtered through time -- of two people who share the best and worst of growing up as soulmates in a world that can change in an instant." -- Charles Dickinson, author of A Shortcut in Time
"Cleverly executed and tastefully furnished... a first from fine newcomer Niffenegger" -- Kirkus Reviews
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