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CLAIRE MARVEL - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by John Burnham Schwartz

Schwartz, John Burnham

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ISBN 10: 038550344X / ISBN 13: 9780385503440
Published by New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2002
Used Condition: As New Hardcover
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1st Printing. Signed. 317 pages. Published in 2002. The author's third novel. 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. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents John Burnham Schwartz's "Claire Marvel". A triumphant return to form. With the publication of his second novel, "Reservation Road", John Burnham Schwartz established himself as a superb storyteller as well as a writer of extraordinary grace and stunning perception. Now, with "Claire Marvel", Burnham Schwartz brings readers into a world "so real and beautifully drawn that one does not want the story to end. A chance meeting in a rainstorm becomes a defining moment of transforming emotion for graduate students Claire Marvel and Julian Rose, two people whose hearts have long been protected behind walls of wit, intelligence, and innate caution. Neither could imagine what lies in store for them: The unexpected unfolding over a dozen years of a great and difficult love. Moving between Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and the hushed, timeless countryside of France, John Burnham Schwartz explores the many aspects of emotional commitment and the fear of giving oneself to another, in father-son relationships, in marriage, and in the ecstasy and elation of an elusive but compelling passion. Here is a novel that plumbs with wisdom and compassion the hidden regrets, enduring hopes, and guiding mysteries of a bond stronger than reason. Masterfully written, 'Claire Marvel' is a love story for our time, and a brilliant achievement" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for John Burnham Schwartz collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page above his printed name by John Burnham Schwartz. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online andis in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright , a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most accomplished American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 038550344X. Bookseller Inventory # 3818

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Title: CLAIRE MARVEL - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Doubleday, 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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With the publication of his second novel, Reservation Road, John Burnham Schwartz established himself as a superb storyteller as well as a writer of extraordinary grace and stunning perception. The novel was hailed by Rosellen Brown as a "shattering book, imagined with startling emotional precision and generosity." And the New York Times Book Review called it "a triumph of form, pacing and power." Now, with Claire Marvel, Schwartz brings readers into a world so real and beautifully drawn that one does not want the story to end.

A chance meeting in a rainstorm becomes a defining moment of transforming emotion for graduate students Claire Marvel and Julian Rose, two people whose hearts have long been protected behind walls of wit, intelligence, and innate caution. Neither could imagine what lies in store for them: the unexpected unfolding over a dozen years of a great and difficult love.

Moving between Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and the hushed, timeless countryside of France, John Burnham Schwartz explores the many aspects of emotional commitment and the fear of giving oneself to another -- in father-son relationships, in marriage, and in the ecstasy and elation of an elusive but compelling passion. Here is a novel that plumbs with wisdom and compassion the hidden regrets, enduring hopes, and guiding mysteries of a bond stronger than reason. Masterfully written , Claire Marvel is a love story for our time, and a brilliant achievement.

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"Rich, passionate prose that echoes the intense feeling between young lovers." --"Chicago Tribune
""In this age of glorious literary excess, of high conceptualizing and big novelizing, it takes some courage to write a simple love story. . . . John Burnham Schwartz takes the risk in his third novel, writing spare, elegant prose." --"The New York Times Book Review
""You'll want to finish this most seductive book in one sitting. Don't. Put it down and let it color your dreamscape. The characters are that vivid, the book so wise you will be moved and enriched." --Frank McCourt
"A beautifully told love story." "--Harper's Bazaar"
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