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High Fidelity [Signed]


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ISBN 10: 0575057483 / ISBN 13: 9780575057487
Published by Victor Gollancz, London, 1995
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Impression of Hornby's third book and first novel. 8vo: 253,[1]pp. Publisher's navy blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, illustrated dust jacket priced £14.99. Signed by the author on the title page, without inscription. A superb example, Fine (and likely unread) but for light dust-spotting to top edge, in a Fine jacket. Hornby's novel about a neurotic record collector and his failed relationships was adapted into a film starring John Cusack, in 2000, and into a Broadway musical, in 2006. It has sold more than a million copies, and was listed on the BBC's survey "The Big Read" as one of the most popular books (No. 143) of the last century. "It is rare that a book so hilarious is also so sharp about sex and manliness, memory and music. Many men and, certainly, all addictive personalities will find in these pages shadows of themselves. And most of us will hear, in Hornby's acoustic prose, the obsessive chords of the past that more often lock up than liberate our hearts." (The New Yorker) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1372

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Title: High Fidelity [Signed]

Publisher: Victor Gollancz, London

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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From the bestselling author of Funny Girl, About a Boy, and A Long Way Down, a wise and hilarious novel about love, heartbreak, and rock and roll.

Rob is a pop music junkie who runs his own semi-failing record store. His girlfriend, Laura, has just left him for the guy upstairs, and Rob is both miserable and relieved. After all, could he have spent his life with someone who has a bad record collection? Rob seeks refuge in the company of the offbeat clerks at his store, who endlessly review their top five films; top five Elvis Costello songs; top five episodes of Cheers

Rob tries dating a singer, but maybe it’s just that he’s always wanted to sleep with someone who has a record contract. Then he sees Laura again. And Rob begins to think that life with kids, marriage, barbecues, and soft rock CDs might not be so bad. 


It has been said often enough that baby boomers are a television generation, but the very funny novel High Fidelity reminds that in a way they are the record-album generation as well. This funny novel is obsessed with music; Hornby's narrator is an early-thirtysomething English guy who runs a London record store. He sells albums recorded the old-fashioned way--on vinyl--and is having a tough time making other transitions as well, specifically adulthood. The book is in one sense a love story, both sweet and interesting; most entertaining, though, are the hilarious arguments over arcane matters of pop music.

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