Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2013. First Canadian Edition. Cloth. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED by the Author on the title page, thick & tall 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4"), powder blue cloth, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), [xiv] + 632 pages + [633-34] Acknowledgements. Fine / Fine. Item #2137
The bestselling, Man Booker Prize-winning novel for 2013 has been hailed as "a true achievement. Catton has built a lively parody of a 19th-century novel, and in so doing created a novel for the 21st, something utterly new. The pages fly."--New York Times Book Review
Eleanor Catton (born 24 September 1985) is a Canadian-born New Zealand author. Her second novel, The Luminaries, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize. In January 2015, she created a short-lived media storm in New Zealand when she made comments in an interview in India in which she was critical of "neo-liberal, profit-obsessed, very shallow, very money-hungry politicians who do not care about culture....Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, THE LUMINARIES is at once a fiendishly clever ghost story, a gripping page-turner, and a thrilling novelistic achievement."--Wikipedia
SUPERIOR CONDITION interior and exterior!
Four tiny holes on free front endpaper as evidence of removed wire staples.