A special limited edition of nine classic novels produced to coincide with Weidenfeld & Nicolson's 60th anniversary. Designed by the award-winning advertising agency Fallon with special endpapers commissioned from ground-breaking artists. The endpapers for this title have been designed by Micah Lidberg.
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax.
But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
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The worldwide bestseller. The discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...About the Author:
CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON was born in Barcelona and is the author of six novels, including The Shadow of the Wind, the most successful novel in Spanish publishing history after Don Quixote. His latest book, The Angel's Game, was the fastest selling book of all time in Spain.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. A superb, unread UK copy of "W&N's 60th Anniversary edition" - no dustjacket (as issued) - To celebrate its 60th anniversary, Weidenfeld & Nicolson published a beautifully designed hardback collection of nine of the imprint's finest works of fiction - the range of books covers W&N¿s long publishing history as the list evolved, from its first fiction bestseller, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov to the runaway international bestseller The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - W&N commissioned Fallon, one of the world's top advertising agencies, to come up with radically new cover artwork aimed at giving these modern classic novels a contemporary twist and updating the traditional imprint of Weidenfeld & Nicolson with a cutting-edge look - All my books are always securely packed with plenty of bubblewrap in professional boxes and promptly dispatched (within 2-3 days) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR & STAMPED with Zafon's unique dragon motif (doubly scarce as very few copies were produced & even fewer have been stamped by the man!) - Pictures available upon request. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 000497