Stock Image

The Day of Creation (SIGNED)

Ballard, J.G.

737 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0374135274 / ISBN 13: 9780374135270
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 23, 2001

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 38.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.95 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

1st American Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on title page (signature only). r/m. Sunning of DJ spine. $17.95 price resent on DJ flap. Includes laid-in the original 1988 review from Time Magazine. Bookseller Inventory # 017434

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Day of Creation (SIGNED)

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine-

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

At Port-la-Nouvelle, on the parched terrain of central Africa, Dr. Mallory watches as his clinic fails and dreams of discovering a third Nile that will make the Sahara bloom. When there is a trickle on the local airstrip, and soon a river, the obsessed Mallory claims it as his own creation. Joined by Noon, a silent adolescent girl who as a child ran with the local guerrillas; Professor Sanger, a documentary filmmaker with a fading reputation; and Nora Warrer, the widow of a Rhodesian veterinary surgeon, the remains of whose menagerie flourish exotically amid the land's new fertility, Mallory sets out for the river's source.The Day of Creation is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes--the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love--all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad. -Angela Carter

About the Author:

J. G. Ballard is the author of more than twenty novels and short-story collections. He lives in Shepperton, England.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

I am not a professional bookseller. I am disposing my personal library of signed first editions and autographs, collected as a hobby over the past 55 years.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We accept direct payments by check or money order or PAYPAL (PayPal payment must be done within three days or order will be cancelled). Visa & MasterCard accepted through ABE E-COMMERCE program (seller does not handle credit card processing directly). Returns accepted, in same condition, within 10 days of receipt if item is not as described (contact first). Scans available. No dealer discounts. Prices listed are firm---no 'best offer' inquiries please. Also: I DO NOT SHIP TO NJ ADDRESSES.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may request extra shipping. Also: overseas shipments of books valued over $100 may require request for extra postage since they will be shipped by Priority Mail which has tracking. Also: Please be patient since shipping times given are estimates only and delays in postal system (and customs for international orders) are possible--times given are not guaranteed delivery times. Orders over $200 will require signature confirmation with delivery. Also note: Do no accept or ship any item ordered overseas that is valued under $25 (and certain countries excluded due to past delivery problems).

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal