MIDSUMMER NIGHTS - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing With Wraparound Red Bellyband
Winterson, Jeanette; Toibin, Colm; Barry, Sebastian; Smith, Alexander McCall; Warner, Marina; Others
1st Printing. 350 pages. Published in 2009. Landmark collection of short stories and tales based on great operas. One of the most beautiful and most inspired literary collaborations of our time. 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 comes with a red bellyband, which is missing in many copies of the true first and all other subsequent editions. There is no American Edition. The First Edition is now scarce. Published on the occasion of The Glyndebourne Festival's 75th Anniversary in 2009. Presents "Midsummer Nights". A loving tribute to opera, the greatest musical form ever invented by Man, by some of the most esteemed living British writers, who are also committed opera lovers. Critical theorists, pop music, and Broadway aficionados need not apply. In 2009, The Glyndebourne Festival of Opera, the world's greatest summer opera festival (hence the book's title), celebrated its 75th year. Jeanette Winterson brought together fellow writers to contribute original stories inspired by the music, which for these writers, is The Other Muse. In addition to her considerable editorial duties, the indefatigable Winterson also wrote a piece inspired by Puccini's "La Fanciulla Del West". Her Introduction is followed by, among others, Alexander McCall Smith, story inspired by "Cosi Fan Tutte"; Ali Smith, "Fidelio"; Andrew Motion, "Peter Grimes"; Andrew O'Hagan, "Eugene Onegin"; Anne Enright, "Rusalka" ; Colm Toibin, "The Pearl Fishers"; Jackie Kay, "The Makropoulos Case"; Joanna Trollope, "L'Elisir d'Amore"; John Mortimer, "Cosi Fan Tutte"; Julie Myerson, "The Coronation of Poppaea"; Kate Atkinson, "La Traviata"; Kate Mosse, "Pelleas et Melisande"; Lynne Truss, "The Turn of The Screw"; Marina Warner, "Dido and Aeneas"; Ruth Rendell, "Theodora"; Sebastian Barry, "Natoma"; and Toby Litt, "Don Giovanni". An absolute "must-have" title for Modern First, contemporary literature, and opera lover/collectors. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The red bellyband, which is missing in many copies of the true first and all other subsequent printings, is completely intact. A scarce copy thus. Some of the world's finest writers of our time on the some of the greatest operas of all time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MULTI-SIGNED COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1847248047. Bookseller Inventory # 17797
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About the Author: Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has written eight other novels, including The Passion and been published in 32 countries, as well as adapting her work for TV, film and stage. She lives in Gloucestershire and London.
Title: MIDSUMMER NIGHTS - Scarce Pristine Copy of ...
Publisher: London, England: Quercus, 2009
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
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