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The Museum of Innocence - signed

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The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul.
The cover shows signs of the book having been read with dog-ears and a creased spine, but is otherwise good. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. Signed and dated by the author on the title page.
Translated by Maureen Freely.
This edition published 2010.

Item details

Added value:
signed by author
Author(s):
Orham Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12.7 x 19.9 x 4.9 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571237029
ISBN-13:
9780571237029
Number of pages:
734
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
The Museum of Innocence - signed

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The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul.
The cover shows signs of the book having been read with dog-ears and a creased spine, but is otherwise good. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. Signed and dated by the author on the title page.
Translated by Maureen Freely.
This edition published 2010.

Added value:
signed by author
Author(s):
Orham Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
12.7 x 19.9 x 4.9 cm
Edition:
2010
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0571237029
ISBN-13:
9780571237029
Number of pages:
734
Publisher:
Faber
Title:
The Museum of Innocence - signed

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