Book #29827

The Casual Vacancy - 1st Edition/1st Printing

J. K. Rowling

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; [vi], 469, [5] pages
Publisher: New York Boston London: Little, Brown and Company, 2012.
ISBN: 9780316228534

Price: $60.00

A stunning first printing of the first edition, the American edition was published simultaneously with the edition in Great Britain. Unread As New condition in equally unblemished dust-jacket.

After having obtained an Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature and world fame with Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy is Rowling's first novel for adults, following the events in the idyllic English town of Pagford after the death of Barry Fairbrother.

Author Bio

J. K. Rowling

Joanne "Jo" Rowling (born 31 July 1965), world-renowned British writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The Harry Potter books won numerous awards, and sold more than 400 million copies.

Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990.

As a single mother living in Edinburgh, Scotland, Rowling became an international literary sensation in 1999, when the first three installments of her Harry Potter children's book series took over the top three slots of The New York Times best-seller list after achieving similar success in the United Kingdom. The phenomenal response to Rowling's books culminated in July 2000, when the fourth volume in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, became the fastest-selling book in history.