Green boards with gilt titles to the spine. Nice square binding. There is a name inscription to the top of the title page and a small amount of foxing to the top of the text block edge. Jacket is price clipped and has some fade to the spine. Rare 1st edition. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The first Earthsea saga book, which precedes "The Tombs of Atuan" and "The Farthest Shore". A young boy uses his wizard's powers too soon and unleashes evil on his land. The author's novels include "The Left Hand of Darkness" and "The Dispossessed", winners of Hugo and Nebula awards.
Review: Often compared to Tolkien's Middle-earth or Lewis's Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly at our hearts, pulling us deeply into its imaginary realms. Four books (A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, and Tehanu) tell the whole Earthsea cycle--a tale about a reckless, awkward boy named Sparrowhawk who becomes a wizard's apprentice after the wizard reveals Sparrowhawk's true name. The boy comes to realize that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamed possible. Le Guin challenges her readers to think about the power of language, how in the act of naming the world around us we actually create that world. Teens, especially, will be inspired by the way Le Guin allows her characters to evolve and grow into their own powers.
In this first book, A Wizard of Earthsea readers will witness Sparrowhawk's moving rite of passage--when he discovers his true name and becomes a young man. Great challenges await Sparrowhawk, including an almost deadly battle with a sinister creature, a monster that may be his own shadow.
Title: A Wizard of Earthsea (1st edition)
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Orion Publishing Co, 1989. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0575007176-2-4
Book Description Gollancz 1971-10-14, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Books is in very good condition. Some creases from wear. Seller Inventory # DS-0575007176-2
Book Description Orion Publishing Co, 1989. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0575007176_4
Book Description Orion Publishing Co, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0575007176
Book Description Gollancz, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Green boards with gilt titles to the spine. Nice square binding. Clean pages. Jacket is not price clipped. Rare 1st edition. Seller Inventory # 2906
Book Description Victor Gollancz, Ltd., London, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin (First UK Edition) Publisher's File Copy A tight bright unread copy with very slight bump to the cover bottom corner tip otherwise sharp. A Very Near Fine copy from the publisher's own Archives. A bright dust jacket with a very minor rub to bottom corner tip otherwise sharp. Brodart cover. First UK Edition. First novel of the Earthsea series. Publisher's File Copy from the Gollancz archives. Most of these archive copies are ink-stamped "File Copy" or "Archive Copy" on the front endpaper, title page, and dust jacket. May have publisher's numbered notation in pencil or pen to the front endpaper and jacket back cover. BOOK. Seller Inventory # HCX8951-1