Book #12883

A Widow for One Year - Limited/Numbered US Edition

John Irving
A Widow for One Year - Limited/Numbered US Edition. John Irving.

Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Media, PA: Unicycle Press, 1998.
ISBN: 0966466101
Illustrator: Illustrated by Paula Ziegenhagen-Slick

A special first US edition, limited to 1,200 copies preceding the US trade edition, SIGNED by author John Irving on the limitation page. A wonderful scarce book, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap, fully bound in black leather, distinctive gilded cover and spine design. An impeccable collectible.

John Irving's deeply affecting novel about a family marked with tragedy, centering around the complex, often self-contradictory character of celebrated writer Ruth Cole. The portrait begins with Ruth being four years old and closes in the autumn of 1995, when Ruth Cole is a forty-one-year-old widow and mother.

Basis for the major motion picture "The Door in the Floor" starring Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger.

Price: $119.00

Author Bio

John Irving

John Winslow Irving was born on March 2, 1942 in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was an American novelist and Academy Award-winning screenwriter. Irving is well known for his recurring themes throughout his novels, such as New England, deadly accidents, and bears. His 1985 novel, The Cider House Rules, was turned into a film and won the Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award in 1999 for the script. Additionally, Irving’s 1981 novel, The Hotel New Hampshire was turned into a film in 1984.

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