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The Palace of Dreams - * LIMITED Edition *

Kadare, Ismail (Translated from the French)

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ISBN 10: 1611453275 / ISBN 13: 9781611453270
Published by Arcade Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing, 2011
Condition: As New Hardcover
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FIRST Edition THUS, with publishers full number line on copyright page. Statement of Collector's Edition/LIMITED Edition of 1500 copies also on copyright page. A PERFECT volume bound in red cloth with ribbon marker present and b/w paste-front excellent condition.Gilt titles. Red end-papers. A beautiful MINT copy, issued without jacket. 205 pages. Protected in a mylar slip. Bookseller Inventory # 002521

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Title: The Palace of Dreams - * LIMITED Edition *

Publisher: Arcade Publishing/Skyhorse Publishing

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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â Spare, suspenseful, and quietly terrifying, this is a novel that many would call Kafkaesque. . . . In The Palace of Dreams Kadare has composed a remarkable literary work of international stature."â Wall Street Journal

The mysterious Palace of Dreams stands at the heart of a vast but fragile Balkan empire. Inside, workers assiduously sift, sort, classify, and ultimately interpret the dreams of the empireâ s citizens. The workers search out Master-Dreams that will provide clues to the destiny of the empire and its Sultan. Mark-Alem, scion of a noble family that has provided viziers to the Sultan from time immemorial, and whose power the Sultan distrusts, is recruited into the Palace of Dreams at the humblest level.

He immediately feels the terrible pressure that drives his coworkers, the dread of overlooking a crucial dream whose capture and interpretation might avert political disaster. But he rapidly rises through the hierarchyâ only barely ï¬ nding his bearings in one section of the Palaceâ s labyrinthine passages that represent the entire empireâ s consciousness laid bare before he is promoted to another. And the pressure only increases as he becomes familiar with the fates of subversive dreamers and personally responsible for the sorts of dreams that might ruin an entire family. A family like his own with this beautifully bound hardcover edition, The Palace of Dreams is powerfully imagined and beautifully written, a national classic from one of Albaniaâ s premiere literary voices.

About the Author:

Ismail Kadare is the winner of the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, and is acclaimed worldwide as one of the most important writers of our time. Translations of his novels have been published in more than forty countries. He divides his time between Paris, France, and Tirana, Albania.

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