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The Woman and the Ape

Hoeg, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0374292035 / ISBN 13: 9780374292034
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, U.S.A., 2006
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). White DJ lightly soiled. $23.00 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 028360

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Title: The Woman and the Ape

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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An emotional and erotic love affair develops between Madelene, the beautiful, disillusioned wife of Adam Burden, and Erasmus, the intelligent ape brought to the Burdens' London home after escaping animal smugglers. 100,000 first printing.

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Peter Høeg, author of the international bestseller Smilla's Sense of Snow, has written a fable that explores our human status as inhabitants of paradise lost, and the trade-off between civilization and freedom. The story begins with a captured ape, dubbed Erasmus, a specimen of an apparently new species with a cognitive ability that seems to rival human capacities. Erasmus is rescued from scientific study and experimentation by Madelene, whose husband, Adam, is the zoo director. Escaping to an Eden-like nature reserve, Madelene finds an empathy with Erasmus that develops into a wild sexual liberation. When the pair emerge from Eden to try to stop Adam continuing researches on others of Erasmus' kind, paradise dissolves, and civilization wins out. Read an interview with Peter Høeg.

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