A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD - Scarce Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Michael Cunningham
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1st Printing. Signed. 343 pages. Published in 1990. The author's second novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. 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 Michael Cunningham's "A Home At The End of The World". A sublime fable of a novel. "Novels don't come more deeply felt than Michael Cunningham's extraordinary four-character study. The writing is a constant pleasure, flowing and yet dense with incisive images and psychological nuance" (The Boston Globe). "The story of Jonathan, Clare, Bobby, and Alice is also the story of the 1970's and 1980's. It is destined to last" (David Leavitt). Michael Cunningham himself adapted his novel for the fine film version directed by Michael Mayer, with Colin Farrell, Robin Wright Penn, Sissy Spacek, and Dallas Roberts. An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Cunningham collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Michael Cunningham. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a great book. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A scarce signed copy thus. "A Home At The End of The World" was selected as one of "The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950" by The Modern Library, the most prestigious list of its kind for the period 1950-1999. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature and The Pen/Faulkner Award in 1999 for "The Hours". One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0374172501. Bookseller Inventory # 18940
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From the Publisher: Praise for A Home at the End of the World:
"Lyrical...memorable and accomplished." --The New York Times Book Review
"Novels don't come more deeply felt than Michael Cunningham's extraordinary four-character study... The writing...is a constant pleasure, flowing and yet dense with incisive images and psychological nuance." --Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Globe
"Cunningham writes with power and delicacy.... We come to feel that we know Jonathan, Bobby, and Clare as if we lived with them; yet each one retains the mystery that in people is called soul, and in fiction is called art." --Richard Eder, The Los Angeles Times
"Once in a great while, there appears a novel so spellbinding in its beauty and sensitivity that the reader devours it nearly whole, in great greedy gulps, and feels stretched sore afterwards, having been expanded and filled. Such a book is Michael Cunningham's A Home at the End of the World." --Sherry Rosenthal, San Diego Tribune
Title: A HOME AT THE END OF THE WORLD - Scarce Fine...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1990
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
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