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NORA WEBSTER - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing: Signed, Placed, And Dated by Colm Toibin With Pristine Copy of The Souvenir Item

Toibin, Colm

Published by New York City, NY: Scribner & Company, 2014
ISBN 10: 1439138338 / ISBN 13: 9781439138335
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Title: NORA WEBSTER - Scarce Pristine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Scribner & Company, 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 373 pages. Published in 2014. The author's seventh novel. One of Colm Toibin's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. Presents Colm Toibin's "Nora Webster". "Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, she finds solace, engagement, a haven: Herself. A masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career, Toibin has created a character as iconic, engaging, and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler" (Publisher's blurb). Music (particularly, singing), an Irish specialty, is the running motif in Toibin's novel, the underlying "second voice" to the protagonist's "first voice". Nora Webster is a quiet heroine who paradoxically discloses through silence and conceals through speech. It is through song, a beautiful voice, that she finally regains and reveals herself to the world. An absolute "must-have" title for Colm Toibin collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (shortly after publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Colm Toibin 9 Nov 14 Chicago". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It also comes with the Souvenir Announcement of the Chicago premiere of "The Testament of Mary" (the brilliant play/adaptation, also by Toibin), which was distributed during the Chicago Humanities Festival 2014. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed, placed, and dated copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COLM TOIBIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1439138338. Bookseller Inventory # 19120

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Synopsis: From one of contemporary literature's bestselling, critically acclaimed and beloved authors, the magnificent, instant New York Times bestselling novel set in Ireland, about a fiercely compelling young widow and mother of four, navigating grief and fear, struggling for hope.
Set in Wexford, Ireland, Colm Toibin's superb seventh novel introduces the formidable, memorable and deeply moving Nora Webster. Widowed at forty, with four children and not enough money, Nora has lost the love of her life, Maurice, the man who rescued her from the stifling world to which she was born. And now she fears she may be drawn back into it. Wounded, strong-willed, clinging to secrecy in a tiny community where everyone knows your business, Nora is drowning in her own sorrow and blind to the suffering of her young sons, who have lost their father. Yet she has moments of stunning empathy and kindness, and when she begins to sing again, after decades, she finds solace, engagement, a haven--herself.
Nora Webster is a masterpiece in character study by a writer at the zenith of his career, "beautiful and daring" (The New York Times Book Review) and able to "sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations" (USA TODAY). In Nora Webster, Toibin has created a character as iconic, engaging and memorable as Madame Bovary or Hedda Gabler.

Review: Toibin artfully shows us a Nora unmoored This quiet, wrenching novel conceals considerable human turbulence beneath its placid surface. So Toibin has learned well from Henry James In many ways, Nora Webster would bring an admiring smile to the Master s lips. --Daniel Dyer, Cleveland Plain Dealer"

"A deeply moving portrait of the flowering of a self-liberated woman, Nora Webster tells the story of all the invisible battles the heart faces every day."--Buzzy Jackson, Boston Globe

"Fascinating... Revelatory... More thoughtful than Emma Bovary and less self-destructive, in the end far and away a better parent than the doomed Anna Karenina for all the latter's dramatic posturing, Nora Webster is easily as memorable as either--and far more believable. To say more would spoil a masterful-- and unforgettable--novel."--Betsy Burton "NPR "

"Toibin artfully shows us a Nora unmoored...This quiet, wrenching novel conceals considerable human turbulence beneath its placid surface. So Toibin has learned well from Henry James...In many ways, Nora Webster would bring an admiring smile to the Master's lips."--Daniel Dyer, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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