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The Wasp Factory

£60.00

Product description

This book is a first edition of Iain Banks' acclaimed debut novel. It is in very good condition, with the original dust jacket (including the unclipped price label). The spine is immaculate and the pages are unmarked. It is an excellent example of a highly sought-after novel that will be a great edition to any collection.

The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1984. Before the publication of the The Wasp Factory, Banks had written several science fiction novels that had not been accepted for publication. Banks decided to try a more mainstream novel in the hopes that it would be more readily accepted, and wrote about a psychopathic teenager living on a remote Scottish island. According to Banks, this allowed him to treat the story as something resembling science fiction – the island could be envisaged as a planet, and Frank, the protagonist, almost as an alien.

Item details

Added value:
First edition, second impression
Author(s):
Iain Banks
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
The Wasp Factory

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About this item

This book is a first edition of Iain Banks' acclaimed debut novel. It is in very good condition, with the original dust jacket (including the unclipped price label). The spine is immaculate and the pages are unmarked. It is an excellent example of a highly sought-after novel that will be a great edition to any collection.

The Wasp Factory is the first novel by Scottish writer Iain Banks, published in 1984. Before the publication of the The Wasp Factory, Banks had written several science fiction novels that had not been accepted for publication. Banks decided to try a more mainstream novel in the hopes that it would be more readily accepted, and wrote about a psychopathic teenager living on a remote Scottish island. According to Banks, this allowed him to treat the story as something resembling science fiction – the island could be envisaged as a planet, and Frank, the protagonist, almost as an alien.

Added value:
First edition, second impression
Author(s):
Iain Banks
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14 x 22 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Macmillan
Title:
The Wasp Factory

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