8vo. (9 x 5.75 inches). pp.415. B/w illusts. Publisher's burgundy boards gilt. Pictorial d/w, not clipped, in original acetate removable protective sleeve, a little rippled, creating reflections in the digital image. Trifle shelf wear to edges. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. No inscriptions. First edition, first printing, with number 1 to limitation page. A Fine copy in a Near Fine d/w. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Austerlitz is W. G. Sebald's haunting novel of post-war Europe.In 1939, five-year-old Jacques Austerlitz is sent to England on a Kindertransport and placed with foster parents. This childless couple promptly erase from the boy all knowledge of his identity and he grows up ignorant of his past. Later in life, after a career as an architectural historian, Austerlitz - having avoided all clues that might point to his origin - finds the past returning to haunt him and he is forced to explore what happened fifty years before. Austerlitz is W.G. Sebald's melancholic masterpiece.'Mesmeric, haunting and heartbreakingly tragic. Simply no other writer is writing or thinking on the same level as Sebald' Eileen Battersby, Irish Times'Greatness in literature is still possible' John Banville, Irish Times, Books of the Year'A work of obvious genius' Literary Review'A fusion of the mystical and the solid ... His art is a form of justice - there can be, I think, no higher aim' Evening Standard'Spellbindingly accomplished; a work of art' The Times Literary Supplement 'I have never read a book that provides such a powerful account of the devastation wrought by the dispersal of the Jews from Prague and their treatment by the Nazis' Observer'A great book by a great writer' Boyd Tonkin, IndependentW . G. Sebald was born in Wertach im Allgau, Germany, in 1944 and died in December 2001. He studied German language and literature in Freiburg, Switzerland and Manchester. In 1996 he took up a position as an assistant lecturer at the University of Manchester and settled permanently in England in 1970. He was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia and is the author of The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo, Austerlitz, After Nature, On the Natural History of Destruction, Campo Santo, Unrecounted, A Place in the Country. His selected poetry is published in a volume called Across the Land and the Water.
About the Author: W.G. Sebald is one of very few German writers of the last few decades to have attracted both a broad readership in the UK and an international following of journalists and scholars alike. He has proved a huge inspiration not just to younger writers but also to artists and photographers fascinated by the use of imagery and images in his work. His books include The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn and After Nature.
Casa editrice: Hamish Hamilton
Data di pubblicazione: 2001
Condizione libro: Fine
Edizione: First edition. First printing..
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Codice libro della libreria 34FG4H000OGU
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 2001. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP16488610
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. A few small marks to the page edges. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0007798647
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd 04/10/2001, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Minor shelfwear to extremities of jacket and boards. Content is fine. Codice libro della libreria 013493-9
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Book. Condizione libro: Used - Good. A small number of pages have text highlighting, may be helpful for academic pages. Original dust jacket, price unclipped, with some surface and edge wear. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Cover shows some mild surface and edge wear. Page edges largely clean. Fast dispatch from trusted United Kingdom seller. Codice libro della libreria g35-052-8Aug15
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Book. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Ex-library with the usual stamps and labels.Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Original dust jacket, price unclipped, with minor surface and edge wear. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Cover shows some mild surface and edge wear. Page edges largely clean. Fast dispatch from trusted United Kingdom seller. Codice libro della libreria gHW4-037-11Aug15
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition in English. Third impression of the first edition in English with the no. "3" on the publisher's prelims page. Translated from the German by Anthea Bell. ***Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout by the author. ***Fine in dark burgundy cloth-covered boards with gilt titles to spine. Hint of very light unobtrusive foxing to top edge of text-block. No foxing to interior pages. No inscriptions. Paper bright white. Printed on quality heavy photopaper. Spine tight. In a fine sepia photo-illustrated dustwrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher's price of £16.99 net. Extremities and head and tail of spine of dustwrapper very slightly creased and rubbed. No tears. Spine and front panel of dustwrapper bright. 224mm x 148mm. 415 pages. ***'From the first page of any book by Sebald, one is in the hands of a master' Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph. (General review quote from rear of dustwrapper blurb). ***Third impression of the first edition in English of W. G. Sebald's literary masterpiece in its original dustwrapper in fine, bright, crisp condition. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. Codice libro della libreria 3560
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 2001. Gebundene Ausgabe. 432 Seiten Anderes Cover 960a Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 880. Codice libro della libreria 14501
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton Ltd, UK, 2001. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. A lovely piece of writing. pp415, illus. DW in archival sleeve. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 009783
Descrizione libro Hamish Hamilton, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. English Edition. This is a very clean, tigh copy in like new condition except for a small amount of damage to the cloth on the front end board apparently from a sticker. No shelf wear or marks in text. Printed on luxurious heavy paper with bright photographs and illustrations. Codice libro della libreria mon0000104157