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Heat and Dust

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer

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ISBN 10: 0719534011 / ISBN 13: 9780719534010
Published by John Murray Publishers Ltd, 1975
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First UK edition/first printing of Booker Prize winner. Some foxing to top of page block, faintest signs of fading on dustwrapper spine. Bottom board corners show slight push. Very pleasing copy. Bookseller Inventory # 1302110009

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Title: Heat and Dust

Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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'Heat and Dust' won the 1975 Booker Prize for Fiction. The story spans the past and the present, via the diary of an English girl who goes to India to reconstruct the story of Olivia, her grandfather's first wife. The story contrasts the India of 1923 with the India of the present.

About the Author:

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was born in Germany of Polish parents and came to England in 1939 at the age of twelve. She graduated from Queen Mary College, London University, and married an architect. They lived in Delhi from 1951 to 1975. Since then they have divided their time between Delhi, New York and London. As well as her numerous novels and short stories, in collaboration with James Ivory and Ismail Merchant Ruth Prawer Jhabvala has written scripts for film and television, including A Room with a View and Howards End, both of which are Academy Award winners. She won the Booker Prize for Heat and Dust in 1975, the Neil Gunn International Fellowship in 1978, the MacArthur Foundation Award in 1984 and was made a CBE in the 1998 New Year's Honours List.

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