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The Snow Goose

Paul Gallico

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ISBN 10: 0771032552 / ISBN 13: 9780771032554
Published by McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Canada, 1973
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Reprinted by permission from Alfred P. Knopf and the Curtis Publishing Co. Tan cloth boards with forest green snow goose and lettering on boards. Aside from a bit of aging around the board edges, the book is spotless with very bright pages free of creases, stains, or tears. Corners are nice and sharp. Does have a gift inscription on the verso of the ffep in red ink, neatly done. There is a binding error and the ffep is attached to far from the gutter, but all other pages are normal. The DJ is clipped and has moderate edge, corner, and shelf wear, with small spine end splits. All in all, a nice copy. None of my books are ex-library, remainders, or bce unless specified. Bookseller Inventory # 002425

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Title: The Snow Goose

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Canada

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: Reprint

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A stunning new edition of a beloved children’s classic.

On the desolate Essex marshes, a young girl, Fritha, comes to seek help from Philip Rhayader, a recluse who lives in an abandoned lighthouse. She carries in her arms a wounded snow goose that has been storm-tossed across the Atlantic from Canada. Fritha is frightened of Rhayader, but he is gentler than his appearance suggests and nurses the goose back to health. Over the following months and years, Fritha visits the lighthouse when the snow goose is there. And every summer, when it flies away, Thayader is left alone once more.

The Snow Goose is set in the years running up to the evacuation of Dunkirk in the Second World War. Originally published in 1940 in the Saturday Evening Post, it was brought out in book form the following year by Knopf, Michael Joseph and M&S simultaneously. It won the prestigious O Henry prize that same year and has been continually in print ever since. The Snow Goose has inspired a number of musical scores and albums, has been made into two feature films and moved generations of readers. A new feature film will be released in the coming year.

Beautifully written, with a powerful ending, and breathtakingly illustrated, this is an exquisite edition of Gallico’s masterpiece.

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A curious story involving not only the Snow Goose, the Canada-bred wanderer of the airways, but also a couple and their travels. In print in this small hardcover gift format since 1941.

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