Published by Doubleday, New York, ET AL, 1992
Seller: Willis Monie-Books, ABAA, Cooperstown, NY, U.S.A.
Softcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Advance Reading Copy/Proof. Very small scuff and slight indentations on the front cover. ; Signed by the author opposite the copyright page.
Published by Doubleday, 1992
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Cathleen Toelke (illustrator). 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, first printing. Fine copy in fine dust jacket, mylar protected. Basis for the film and ballet of the same name. Signed by Author on title page. Signed by Author(s).
Published by DOUBLEDAY., NY, 1992
EASEL. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Promotional display easel. (11" X 17") Fine on cardboard. SIGNED by author Laura Esquivel in gold-colored ink. Full-color display easel with fold-out support bar.; 11" X 17".
Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1999
Full Leather. Condition: Fine in Original Shrinkwrap. Collector's Edition. A handsome brown leather Limited Collector's Edition signed by the author. With gold-gilt cover design and page edges, moire endpapers, archival-quality paper and bound-in satin bookmark. Includes the Publisher's Note and Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press. Published in Mexico in 1989, "Like Water for Chocolate" was such a literary and financial success, it was made into the movie of the same name in 1993 with the release of the novel in the U.S. It immediately became both one of the highest grossing foreign films in U.S. history and an acclaimed international bestseller, selling over three million copies in 30 languages. With gold-gilt cover design and page edges, moire endpapers, archival-quality paper and bound-in satin bookmark. Includes the Publisher's Note and Certificate of Authenticity from Easton Press. A lovely copy.
Published by Easton Press, 1999
Hardcover. Condition: New. Limited Edition. VERY FINE. Sealed without any flaws. Sharp corners. Personally signed by Laura Esquival on a special title page. Norwalk, CT. U.S.A.: Easton Press 1999. Laura Esquivel "Like Water for Chocolate". Signed Limited Edition. Full genuine leather. Signed by Author. A wonderful bright clean copy in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. Sealed. The perfect gift for the romantic. COA and Collector's Notes within Signature authenticity guaranteed by the Easton Press. As New - Sealed Esquivel's first novel is a romance in turn-of-the-century Mexico and is the Mexican cookbook and home-remedy handbook all rolled into one. Winner the prestigious ABBY award in 1994. Basis for the major motion picture starring Marco Leonardi and Lumi Cavazos. From Library Journal Take one part Whitney Otto's How To Make an American Quilt (McKay, 1991), add a smidgen of magical realism a la Garcia Marquez, follow up with several quixotic characters, garnish with love, and you'll have Like Water for Chocolate , a thoroughly enjoyable and quirky first novel by Mexican screenwriter Esquivel. Main character Tita is the youngest of three daughters born to Mama Elena, virago extraordinaire and owner of the de la Garza ranch. Tita falls in love with Pedro, but Mama Elena will not allow them to marry, since family tradition dictates that the youngest daughter remain at home to care for her mother. Instead, Mama Elena orchestrates the marriage of Pedro and her eldest daughter Rosaura and forces Tita to prepare the wedding dinner. What ensues is a poignant, funny story of love, life, and food which proves that all three are entwined and interdependent. Recommended for most collections. From Publishers Weekly Each chapter of screenwriter Esquivel's utterly charming interpretation of life in turn-of-the-century Mexico begins with a recipe--not surprisingly, since so much of the action of this exquisite first novel (a bestseller in Mexico) centers around the kitchen, the heart and soul of a traditional Mexican family. The youngest daughter of a well-born rancher, Tita has always known her destiny: to remain single and care for her aging mother. When she falls in love, her mother quickly scotches the liaison and tyrannically dictates that Tita's sister Rosaura must marry the luckless suitor, Pedro, in her place. But Tita has one weapon left--her cooking. Esquivel mischievously appropriates the techniques of magical realism to make Tita's contact with food sensual, instinctual and often explosive. Forced to make the cake for her sister's wedding, Tita pours her emotions into the task; each guest who samples a piece bursts into tears. Esquivel does a splendid job of describing the frustration, love and hope expressed through the most domestic and feminine of arts, family cooking, suggesting by implication the limited options available to Mexican women of this period. Tita's unrequited love for Pedro survives the Mexican Revolution the births of Rosaura and Pedro's children, even a proposal of marriage from an eligible doctor. In a poignant conclusion, Tita manages to break the bonds of tradition, if not for herself, then for future generations. Features Contains all the classic Easton Press qualities: * Premium Leather * Silk Moire Endleaves * Distinctive Cover Design * Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold * Satin Ribbon Page Marker * Gilded Page Edges * Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper * Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability * Beautiful Illustrations. Signed by Author(s).
Published by 1999 Norwalk, CT, Easton Press, 1999
Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Thus. Signed by Author Full-Leather. After experiencing frustration in the movie business because producers always wanted to change her scripts, Laura Esquivel decided to write a novel. She called it Like Water For Chocolate a Mexican expression for sexual excitement referring to the boiling water into which cocoa is spooned to make hot chocolate. Opening each chapter with one of her own Grandmother's recipes, Esquivel playfully combines romance, melodrama, and magical realism. The story is about a young woman, forbidden by her tyrannical mother and by tradition from marrying her true love. She channels her frustration into her cooking, and as she struggles to be true both to tradition and her own heart, all who eat her food magically share her desire, grief, and rebellion. Originally published in 1989 the novel became an international bestseller, selling over three million copies in thirty different tongues This As New book is in perfect condition and has only been removed from its shrinkwrap to verify the signature.This beautiful book is bound in full-tooled leather with satin moiré endpapers, satin ribbon bookmark and 22kt gold highlights on the spine. The paper was made especially for this edition. The leather was cut entirely by hand. It includes a certificate of authenticity and a 4x6 card laid in with biographical information as well as a few words about the book itself. Published by Easton Press in 1999 it is a volume of heirloom quality and will be treasured for generations to come.
Published by New York, New York, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1992
Book First Edition Signed
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Cathleen Toelke (illustrator). 1st Edition. Slightest of wear to book and dust jacket; o/w NF/NF; signed by author on a bookplate which is loosely laid in book. Signed by Author(s).
Published by Easton Press, New York, 1999
First Edition Signed
Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine in leather boards. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines.; Signed by author on 2nd FEP. ; First Easton Press Edition.; Signed by Author.