UNCORRECTED PROOF. SIGNED by Jane Smiley on the title page. Fine in plain green printed wrappers. (Publicity material stapled to inside of front cover. Glossy photo of the author laid-in ); Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory #
--The New York Times Book Review
Jane Smiley, the Pultizer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres, gives us a magnificent novel of fourteenth-century Greenland. Rich with fascinating detail about the day-to-day joys and innumerable hardships of remarkable people, The Greenlanders is also the compelling story of one family--proud landowner Asgeir Gunnarsson; his daughter Margret, whose willful independence leads her into passionate adultery and exile; and his son Gunnar, whose quest for knowledge is at the compelling center of this unforgettable book. Echoing the simple power of the old Norse sagas, here is a novel that brings a remote civilization to life and shows how it was very like our own.
"TOTALLY COMPELLING . . . FASCINATING . . . In the manner of the big books of the nineteenth century, in which complex family and community matters unravel--Dickens, Dumas, Tolstoy--The Greenlanders sweeps the reader along. . . . Jane Smiley is a true storyteller."
--The Washington Post
"A POWERFUL, MOVING STUDY OF HUMAN FRAILTY AND THE EPHEMERAL NATURE OF COURAGE AND LOVE."
"WONDERFUL . . . A HISTORICAL NOVEL WITH THE NEARNESS OF CONTEMPORARY FICTION."
--The New Republic
"[AN] EPIC MASTERPIECE . . . SPELLBINDING."
About the Author:
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and most recently, Golden Age, the concluding volume of The Last Hundred Years trilogy. She is also the author of five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she has also received the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.
Title: THE GREENLANDERS.
Publisher: KNOPF. NY 1988
Publication Date: 1988
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1988. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. A mammoth hypnotic novel which vividly depicts the fourteenth-century Norse world. William Collins Sons & Co Ltd 1988. xiii + 558pp pb covers marked, pages browned, edges discoloured, vg. Seller Inventory # 003769
Book Description Knopf, 1988. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0002234742_4