1st Printing. Signed. 276 pages. Published in 1996. The author's fourth 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 Irvine Welsh's "Ecstasy". Reaffirms his unique reputation as the "Poet Laureate of the Chemical Generation". A stunning production by Jonathan Cape: Brilliant DJ by Tracey Winwood of a dark-blue man's face against bright-yellow background, mouth open with an "e"-shaped pill between his teeth. The author became internationally renowned with "Trainspotting" and has lost none of his bite. An absolute "must-have" title for Irvine Welsh collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in blue pen on the title page by Irvine Welsh. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most important and most influential living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IRVINE WELSH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0224043455. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A collection of three novels which examine the absurdity and thrills of modern life: A necrophiliac and a faithful wife get what they deserve; the victim of a birth control drug gets terrible revenge; and love spreads without the help of chemical ecstasy.
"A pure writer, producing staggering feats of storytelling... The skill of a master" (Independent)
"Welsh writes with a skill, wit and compassion that amounts to genius. He is the best thing to have happened to British writing for decades" (Sunday Times)
"Urgent, violent, bleakly funny" (Nick Hornby)
"Welsh's world is spiky, trashy and brutal. It is also brilliant, hilarious and infused with a kind of punkish morality" (Sunday Express)
"The poet laureate of the chemical generation" (The Face)
Title: ECSTASY: THREE TALES OF CHEMICAL ROMANCE - ...
Publisher: London, England: Jonathan Cape
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83424279
Book Description Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1996. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96637378
Book Description Random House. Book Condition: Good. May contain minimal notes added by highlighter and/or pen and may be slightly damaged. Dispatch Same Working Day, (Delivery 2-4 business days, Courier For Heavy/Expensive Items) Money Back Guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 43255471
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003147563
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR000666782
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001159616
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. First UK edition with full number line. Flat signed to the title page by Welsh. Slightly toned pages else fine. The DJ in mylar with flap price intact in fine condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 19258
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 1996. Hard Cover. Book Condition: VG. Dust Jacket Condition: VG. First Edition. First UK printing (complete number line). Tanning to paper, small corner creasing from a bump, a bar code label on the front pastedown endpaper and light soil to outer edges otherwise pages are unmarked and firm in binding. Small bumping to board corners. DJ has light edge/rub wear and creasing. Actual book for sale pictured. 14 x 22.5 x 2.9 cm, wt600g. Bookseller Inventory # 018007
Book Description Jonathan Cape, UK, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Jonathan Cape 1996. First Edition, first impression, signed by author to title page. Slight toning to textblock otherwise Fine in Near Fine unclipped dustjacket with slight creasing to top and bottom of spine and bottom front cover. Protective wrap; photos available. Bookseller Inventory # 000188
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition........ UK first impression of the scarcer hardback. SIGNED to title page. VG with gift inscription to front pastedown and some page tanning. The jacket is VG-, unclipped with some creasing to top edge and a nick to bottom of spine. Jonathan Cape 1996. " ". Signed by Author(s). Book. Bookseller Inventory # 4995580150