9780713999655

The Idiot

Carlisle, Henry; Arad, Ron

ISBN 10: 0713999659 / 0-7139-9965-9
ISBN 13: 9780713999655
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication Date: 2006

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In this literary classic, saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanitorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya.


 
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Idiot Penguin Classics Limited Edition (ISBN: 9780713999655)
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Book Description: PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE, 2006. Limited MISCELLANEOUS Rare Books-Fine Press and Limited Edition Club . RARE BOOKS, Standard. Bookseller Inventory # 01978071399965501

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Book Description: Penguin, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. One of the five beautiful 'Designer Classics' released to celebrate Penguin Classics' Diamond Anniversary. Dust jacket is designed by Ron Arad and housed in a perspex slipcase. #801 of 1000. Still in its shrink-wrap. Heavy item - may require extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # 000101

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THE IDIOT: THE PENGUIN BOOKS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ARTIST BOOK - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Numbered And Signed Limited Edition - ONLY COPY ISSUED (ISBN: 0713999659 / 0-7139-9965-9)
Carlisle, Henry; Arad, Ron
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Book Description: London, England: Penguin/Penguin Designer Classics, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Signed. 704 pages. Published in 2006. Artist Book. One of the most stunningly beautiful Artist Book interpretations of the classic ever created. Limited Edition of one numbered and signed copy. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Ron Arad: Oversize-volume format. Text by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Art by Ron Arad. White cardboard box. Printed on archival acid-free stock paper in the United Kingdom to absolutely the highest standards. In transparent Plexiglas ("Perspex") box, which serves as the book's DJ. Rather than just an outer slipcase, it is completely integral to the book. Published on the occasion of Penguin Book's 60th Anniversary, "The Idiot" is one of five classics that the publisher issued in a Limited Edition by commissioning five of the world's most important artists in their respective fields. The other titles are Gustave Flaubert's "Madame Bovary", D. H. Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover", F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Tender Is The Night: A Romance", and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime And Punishment" (he is the only novelist to be honored with not one, but two, masterpieces in the Series). "Arad's book has no cover so the reader will pick it up and read the author's first words. It is stripped back to show the glue and thread in the spine which is visible through an acrylic slipcase with a fresnel lens so the text appears to move as the lid is removed" (Publisher's blurb). "By not wanting to have a cover, it ended with the book becoming an amazing object that is alive, but which maintains its transparency. It becomes a glorious box with a book inside, almost like a monument" (Ron Arad). Said like a true architect who has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, the Vitra Design Museum Germany, and the Victoria & Albert Museum London. The ultimate book-as-object, the literary classic-as-work-of-art, worthy of this auspicious celebration and posterity. A "must-have" edition for Fyodor Dostoyevsky and art/graphic design collectors. This copy is Number 1, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the first page by Ron Arad. By special arrangement with Penguin, Arad numbered and signed only the first copy of the Limited Edition, which is now highly collectible. This is the only numbered and signed copy available anywhere and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the greatest novels of all time, re-interpreted by one of the finest living architect/designers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PENGUIN DESIGNER CLASSIC TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0713999659. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 11378

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