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THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO RABBITS: Stories

Donoghue, Emma

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ISBN 10: 0151009376 / ISBN 13: 9780151009374
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page in black fountain ink. Author of ROOM, LIFE MASK, SLAMMERKIN, and THE WONDER. Fine, unread, first edition, first printing, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. {Not remainder-marked or price-clipped} BUND. Bookseller Inventory # 022486

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Title: THE WOMAN WHO GAVE BIRTH TO RABBITS: Stories

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First U.S. Edition

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Donoghue finds her inspiration for these wry, robust tales in obscure scraps of historical records: an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits; a plague ballad; surgical case notes; theological pamphlets; an articulated skeleton. Here kings, surgeons, soldiers, and ladies of leisure rub shoulders with cross-dressers, cult leaders, poisoners, and arsonists.

Whether she's spinning the tale of an Irish soldier tricked into marrying a dowdy spinster, a Victorian surgeon's attempts to "improve" women, a seventeenth-century countess who ran away to Italy disguised as a man, or an "undead" murderess returning for the maid she left behind to be executed in her place, Emma Donoghue brings to her stories an "elegant, colorful prose filled with unforgettable sights, sounds and smells" (Elle). Here she summons the ghosts of those women who counted for nothing in their own day, but who come to unforgettable life in fiction.

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Published in hardcover by Harcourt, 2002, 0-15-100937-6

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