Book #15501

The Cement Garden - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Ian McEwan
The Cement Garden - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Ian McEwan.
The Cement Garden - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Jonathan Cape, 1978.
ISBN: 0224016288

A most beautiful first edition/first printing, conservatively rated Fine in equally unblemished dustwrapper. SIGNED by author Ian McEwan directly on the title page.

The Cement Garden was Ian McEwan's third book and his first novel. After the father of four children dies, his death is followed by the death of the children's mother. To avoid being taken into care, the children hide their mother's death from the outside world by encasing her corpse in cement in their basement.

Adapted into the 1993 film of the same name by Andrew Birkin, starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Andrew Robertson; 138, [6] pages.

Price: $1,800.00

Author Bio

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan was born in Aldershot, England on June 21, 1948. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize six times, winning the 1998 award for his novel Amsterdam. His novel Atonement received considerable acclaim. Time Magazine named it the best novel of 2002, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and it was made into the 2007 major motion picture, starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy. In 2008, McEwan was listed as one of “The Fifty Greatest British Writers since 1945”.

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