1st Printing. Signed. 280 pages. Published in 2005. The author's ninth novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. Limited Slipcased Edition of 1500 numbered and signed copies. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade and all other subsequent editions. The Limited Edition sold out upon publication and is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Jonathan Cape: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Ian McEwan. Matching black cloth slipcase which utilizes a reproduction of Chris Frazer Smith's color photograph, "Incorporates A Tree", pasted on the recessed center. Printed on archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Ian McEwan's "Saturday". A "masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003". "Henry Perowne is a contented man. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves from the ordinary to the extraordinary" (Publisher's blurb). "McEwan is one of the finest literary storytellers alive. He implants in the memory a living, flaming presence" (The New Republic). An absolute "must-have" title for Ian McEwan collectors. This copy is Number 1454, indicated/numbered as such on the Front Limitation Page, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen by Ian McEwan. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for "First Love, Last Rites". Winner of the Booker Prize in 1998 for "Amsterdam". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002 for "Atonement". One of the greatest writers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IAN MCEWAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0224076876. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In his triumphant new novel, Ian McEwan, the bestselling author of Atonement, follows an ordinary man through a Saturday whose high promise gradually turns nightmarish. Henry Perowne?a neurosurgeon, urbane, privileged, deeply in love with his wife and grown-up children?plans to play a game of squash, visit his elderly mother, and cook dinner for his family. But after a minor traffic accident leads to an unsettling confrontation, Perowne must set aside his plans and summon a strength greater than he knew he had in order to preserve the life that is dear to him.
From the Inside Flap:
From the pen of a master -- the #1 bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement -- comes an astonishing novel that captures the fine balance of happiness and the unforeseen threats that can destroy it. A brilliant, thrilling page-turner that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
Saturday is a masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man -- a successful neurosurgeon, happily married to a newspaper lawyer, and enjoying good relations with his children. Henry wakes to the comfort of his large home in central London on this, his day off. He is as at ease here as he is in the operating room. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before.
On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves through the ordinary to the extraordinary. After an unusual sighting in the early morning sky, he makes his way to his regular squash game with his anaesthetist, trying to avoid the hundreds of thousands of marchers filling the streets of London, protesting against the war. A minor accident in his car brings him into a confrontation with a small-time thug. To Perowne's professional eye, something appears to be profoundly wrong with this young man, who in turn believes the surgeon has humiliated him -- with savage consequences that will lead Henry Perowne to deploy all his skills to keep his family alive.
"From the Hardcover edition.
Title: SATURDAY: THE LIMITED EDITION - Rare ...
Publisher: London, England: Jonathan Cape
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Cape, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition, fine in fine slipcase. One of a limitation of 1500 copies; this is number 45. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1476895196390
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2005, 2005. First edition. Hardback. Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author. Fine in fine slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # A177234
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. One of 1500 signed and numbered copies , this being 765. An excellent copy of this Booker longlisted novel. Bookseller Inventory # 012559
Book Description Cape, London, 2005. Hardback in Slipcase. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Fine copy of the igned limited edition in slipcase. As new. One of 1500 copies issued (so not so limited!). As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 003184
Book Description Cape, London, 2005. Hardback in Slipcase. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. First Edition. Fine copy of the igned limited edition in slipcase. As new. One of 1500 copies issued (so not so limited!). As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 005717
Book Description London; Jonathan Cape;, 2005. One of a limited edition of 1500 signed and numbered copies. Longlisted for the 2005 MAN Booker Prize. Fine in slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 12075
Book Description Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 2005. , 279 pages, SIGNED by the author Limited Edition of 1500 Copies, This Being No. 1316 , book in fine condition, slipcase in near fine condition , black cloth with gilt titles on spine, in black cloth slipcase with colour inset 25 x 16.5 cm Hardback SIGNED by author ISBN: 0224076876. Bookseller Inventory # 58699
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2005. Hardcovers. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First edition, first prnt. One of 1500 numbered copies signed by McEwan on the limitation page. Copy #754. Issued without dustjacket. Slipcase with illustrated label. Slipcase cloth with few shallow edge wrinkles. Unread copy in Fine condition in a Near Fine slipcase. Signed by Author. Limited Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1080812
Book Description Jonathan Cape, London, 2005. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition, First Impression. Limited Signed Edition, In Slipcase, number 881 of 1500 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 8674
Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 224076876