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DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN: A NOVEL - Scarce Fine Copy of The "Collector's Edition" - ONLY COPY OF THE LIMITED EDITION ONLINE

Beckett, Samuel

ISBN 10: 1611453135 / ISBN 13: 9781611453133
Published by New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2011
Used Condition Fine Hardcover
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1st Printing. 241 pages. Published in 2011. The author's debut novel, posthumously published. Special "Collector's Edition" of 1500 copies. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the regular trade edition. They have the same ISBN. The Limited Edition sold out shortly after publication and is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Arcade: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine and photographic reproduction of Samuel Beckett neatly pasted in front, as issued. Text by Samuel Beckett. Printed on 100 gsm Chinese Yulong Cream paper, with matching pale blue ribbon marker and decorative pale blue endpapers. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in an elegant collectible format, Samuel Beckett's "Dream of Fair To Middling Women". His first novel. "A wonderfully savory introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, the novel offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. Later on, Beckett would call the novel 'the chest into which I threw all my wild thoughts'. When he submitted it to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous, or too risky. It was never published during his lifetime. Youthfully exuberant and visibly influenced by Joyce, 'Dream of Fair To Middling Women' is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language that mark his later work. Above all, the story brims with the black humor that, like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision" (The New Yorker Magazine). "His writing, in new forms for the novel and drama, of the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation" (Nobel Prize Citation). An absolute "must-have" title for Samuel Beckett collectors. This copy is one of the Collector's Edition, indicated as such above the Copyright Page. This title is a great book. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Collector's Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SAMUEL BECKETT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1611453135. Bookseller Inventory # 17729

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?Opened at last, the chest brims with treasures.??The New Yorker

This is Samuel Beckett?s first novel and ?literary landmark? ( St. Petersburg Times)?a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize?winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. Later on, Beckett would call the novel ?the chest into which I threw all my wild thoughts.? When he submitted it to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous, or too risky, and it was sadly never published during his lifetime.

In this stunning first novel, Belacqua?a young version of Molloy, whose love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and Alba??wrestles with his lusts and learning across vocabularies and continents, before a final ?relapse into Dublin?,? says the New Yorker. Youthfully exuberant and visibly influenced by Joyce, Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language that mark his later work. Above all in this handsomely bound hardcover edition, the story brims with the black humor that, like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision.

Product Description: This is Samuel Beckett?s first novel and “literary landmark? ( St. Petersburg Times)—a savory introduction to the Nobel Prize–winning author. Written in the summer of 1932, when the twenty-six-year-old Beckett was poor and struggling to make ends meet, Dream of Fair to Middling Women offers a rare and revealing portrait of the artist as a young man. Later on, Beckett would call the novel “the chest into which I threw all my wild thoughts.? When he submitted it to several publishers, all of them found it too literary, too scandalous, or too risky, and it was sadly never published during his lifetime.

In this stunning first novel, Belacqua—a young version of Molloy, whose love is divided between two women, Smeraldina-Rima and Alba—“wrestles with his lusts and learning across vocabularies and continents, before a final ‘relapse into Dublin?,? says the New Yorker. Youthfully exuberant and visibly influenced by Joyce, Dream of Fair to Middling Women is a work of extraordinary virtuosity. Beckett delights in the wordplay and sheer joy of language that mark his later work. Above all in this handsomely bound hardcover edition, the story brims with the black humor that, like brief stabs of sunlight, pierces the darkness of his vision.

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Title: DREAM OF FAIR TO MIDDLING WOMEN: A NOVEL - ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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