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  • THE GIANT, O'BRIEN. by Mantel, Hilary.
    Mantel, Hilary.
    THE GIANT, O'BRIEN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel by this award-winning author, based on a true story - "The year is 1782; the place, London: the center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and magnet to the desperately poor. Among the latter is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in the old myths. . . He has come to exhibit his size for money. He has, he soon finds, come to die. His opposite is a man of science, a society surgeon, the famed anatomist John Hunter, employer to a legion of grave robbers. He lusts after the Giant's corpse." Short-listed for the Orange Prize. x, 192 pp. ISBN: 0-805044280.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67837
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  • LINCOLN IN THE BARDO: A Novel. by Saunders, George.
    Saunders, George.
    LINCOLN IN THE BARDO: A Novel.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Random House, 2017. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the 2018 Man-Booker Prize. "February 1962. The Civil War rages while President Lincoln's 11 year old son is gravely ill; in a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times to hold his boys body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory - called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo. Within this…

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    New York: Random House, 2017. SIGNED first edition - The author's first novel, winner of the 2018 Man-Booker Prize. "February 1962. The Civil War rages while President Lincoln's 11 year old son is gravely ill; in a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt several times to hold his boys body. From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory - called, in the Tibetan tradition, the bardo. Within this transitional state, where ghosts mingle, gripe, and commiserate, a monumental struggle erupts over young Willies soul." SIGNED on the title page and dated 4-27-17. Includes an interview with Saunders. 349 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 71562
    View cart More details Price: $175.00