Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [viii], 178,  pages
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1983.
A charming first edition, first printing in very Near Fine condition in alike dust-jacket with only a few minor bumps and foxing of page edges. SIGNED and dated February 28, 1985, by author and Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing on the half title page.
In her Canopus in Argos series, Nobel laureate Lessing creates a "space" fiction universe to metaphorically explore spiritual, cultural and social issues. With debased language, propaganda, and political rhetoric as its theme, Vol. V uses social satire to document the disintegration of a weaker empire as agents from the more powerful Canopus, Sirius, and Shammat compete to manipulate Volyen's citizens; Canopus in Argos: Archives; Vol. 5.