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ISBN 10: 0436032600 / ISBN 13: 9780436032608
Published by Secker & Warburg, 1970
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed by the Author on the Title Page. The Scarce FIRST BOOK by the Man Booker Prize winning author. First Edition in Dust Jacket. Copyright page states "First published in England 1970"with no additional printing history. Hardcover. Black cloth boards with bright gilt titles on spine. About half a dozen page edges along the fore-edge are mildly creased, one corner bumped. The residue of a small price sticker is on the front end paper, else a clean copy. In the complete Dust Jacket with the original price of 30s net / £1.50 net on the front flap. The jacket shows light wear to the extremities, rear flap creased at the bottom corner, some wear marks at the top and bottom of spine and the fore-edge. Overall a great copy of Mr. Banville's First Book. Bookseller Inventory # 002473

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Title: LONG LANKIN [SIGNED 1st Printing]

Publisher: Secker & Warburg

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the surface of everyday life. From a couple at risk of being torn apart by the allure of wealth to an old man’s descent into nature, the tales in this collection showcase the talents that launched Banville onto the literary scene. Offering a unique insight into the mind of “one of the great living masters of English-language prose” (Los Angeles Times), these nine haunting sketches stand alone as canny observations on the turbulence of the human condition.

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John Banville, the author of sixteen novels, has been the recipient of the Man Booker Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. He lives in Dublin.

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