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A beautifully designed limited edition of David Mitchell's electrifying new novel. Each of these slipcased editions is signed and numbered, and has a ribbon marker, coloured paper edges and specially illustrated endpapers. With a print run of just 500, this is a treat for collectors.
Imagine an empire that has shut out the world for a century and a half. No one can leave, foreigners are excluded, their religions banned and their ideas deeply mistrusted. Yet a narrow window onto this nation-fortress still exists: an artificial walled island connected to a mainland port, and manned by a handful of European traders. And locked as the land-gate may be, it cannot prevent the meeting of minds - or hearts.
The nation was Japan, the port was Nagasaki and the island was Dejima, to where David Mitchell's panoramic novel transports us in the year 1799. For one Dutch clerk, Jacob de Zoet, a dark adventure of duplicity, love, guilt, faith and murder is about to begin - and all the while, unbeknownst to him and his feuding compatriots, the axis of global power is turning...
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Confirms Mitchell as one of the more fascinating and fearless writers alive. (Dave Eggers New York Times Book Review)
Spectacularly accomplished and thrillingly suspenseful. (Sunday Times)
The most impressive fictional mind of his generation. (Observer)
A novel which actually deserves the accolade "tour de force". (Kamila Shamsie, Books of the Year Daily Telegraph)
Lose yourself in a world of incredible scope, originality and imaginative brilliance. (Katy Guest Independent on Sunday)
Brilliant. (The Times)
A beautifully designed limited edition of the electrifying new novel by 'one of the most brilliantly inventive writers of this, or any country' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent.
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Book Description SCEPTRE London, 2010. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition.... Limited, Signed, Numbered, Slipcase. This is the edition to go for. Superb and still sealed brand new copy, so I cannot know what the number is. Beautiful proper limited edition in a decorated sturdy slipcase. Mitchell continues to astound and entertain us, and this one is perhaps his masterpiece. If it wins the Booker this will be the most desirable and enduring edition to go for. Will it win? Will it get on the longlist, and then the shortlist? It is the best of this outstanding writer's novels in the opinion of many, and I know this is being put up on the premier book site at what seems to be an inflated price, but I have a hunch. Sometimes a hunch pays off, sometimes it doesn't. This will always be one thing for certain, and that is a great example of limited edition book craft. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-2687342615