SIGNED hardcover first edition - First US printing. Set in 1910 in the Antarctic, this novel is a combination of polar adventure, murder mystery and an exploration of what men are capable of when faced with intense cold and hunger. INSCRIBED on the title page. 219 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The thrilling story of an ill-fated expedition to the South Pole by the bestselling and award-winning author of Schindler's List. In the waning years of the Edwardian era, a group of English gentleman- adventurers led by Sir Eugene Stewart launched an expedition to reach the South Pole. More than sixty years later, Anthony Piers, the official artist of the New British South Polar Expedition, finally unveils the sobering conditions of their perilous journey: raging wind, bitter cold, fierce hunger, absolute darkness-and murder. The first two decades of the twentieth century were known as the "heroic era" of Antarctic exploration. In 1911, Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole. Weeks later, doomed British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrived-and then perished in a blizzard. And in 1914, Ernest Shackleton embarked on his infamous voyage to Antarctica. Set during this epic period of adventure and discovery, Victim of the Aurora re-creates a thrilling time in an unforgiving place and is a brilliantly plotted tale of psychological suspense.
About the Author:
Thomas Keneally is renowned as the author of Schindler's List, which was awarded the Booker Prize and made into an Academy Award-winning film by Steven Spielberg. His latest work is The Great Shame, a narrative history of the Irish diaspora. He is author of more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction and is one of Australia's leading literary figures. He lives in Sydney.
Title: VICTIM OF THE AURORA.
Publisher: New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1978.) dj
Book Description Harcourt. Book Condition: Good. . Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # R05D-01691
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1st printing, NY, 1978. 219 p., 8vo; VG/Fine dust jacket, remainder mark, name stamp on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 35625
Book Description Book Condition: Good. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97801519363114.0
Book Description Harcourt Brace and Company, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. Very clean, tight binding, dust jacket is in very good condition. 219 pages. Ships within 24 hours. Bookseller Inventory # 003148
Book Description Harcourt, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0151936315
Book Description Harcourt Brace, 1978. Hard Cover. 1st edition. 1st printing Near fine, remainder mark, light bump with a dot of overflow on bottom of boards Very good, pea sized chip at bottom front corner, small closed tear on rear panel 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # t4665
Book Description Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition (signed by the author) NF/VG+ (the binding is starting to crack just before the title page but is still holding). Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 3401
Book Description Ny: Harcourt-Brace, 1978, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. A fine 1st ed.Hc in like DJ.Not price-clipped.Deals w/the expedition of 26 men in the Antarctica. Bookseller Inventory # 000346
Book Description Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich, New York, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Remainder mark on bottom edge of textblock. Book is in Good condition with tan boards and silver/tan lettering. Light bumping to head/tail of spine. Faint darkening to textblock, small spot on fore edge. Front board is bowed and has crease. Glue showing through on pastedowns. Back hinge is slightly cracked at page 219. Still a clean tight copy. Dustjacket is in Very Good condition with fading to spine and very light wear at head. Some yellowing. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 219 pgs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 002426
Book Description Harcourt, Brace, Javanovich, New York, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine+. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+. 1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page: "Best wishes, Thomas Keneally, 1994". r/m on bottom and hint of foxing on page edges. $7.95 price on DJ flap. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 002345