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Robinson, Marilynne
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 1981. First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's memorable first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page, who has added a well-known line from this title, "I believe it was crossing the bridge that changed me finally- Marilynne Robinson." Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket art by Robert Sabin. Designed by Cynthia Krupat. An exceptional example. "Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life . . . You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt" (The New York Times). In 2003 Guardian Unlimited named it one of its 100 greatest novels of all time, describing it as a "haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light." It is the basis for the 1987 movie directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Christine Lahti. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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