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The Rachel Papers [Gift inscription signed by author]

£50.00

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This was the first of Martin Amis' novels, published in 1973. It tells the story of Charles Highway, a bright, egotistical teenager (an autobiographical portrait) and his relationship with his girlfriend in the year before going to university, progressing through a series of notes on how best to get Rachel into bed, into a sincere story of their brief but passionate romance.

Martin Louis Amis (b.1949) is a British novelist, essayist, memoirist, and screenwriter. His best-known novels are "Money" (1984) and "London Fields" (1989). He was Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester 2007-2011. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His work centres on the excesses of late-capitalist Western society, whose perceived absurdity he often satirises through grotesque caricature; he has been portrayed as a master of what The New York Times called "the new unpleasantness". Inspired by Saul Bellow, Vladimir Nabokov, and James Joyce, as well as by his father Kingsley Amis, he in turn has influenced such writers as Will Self and Zadie Smith.

Our copy is one of the first American edition (original published by Jonathan Cape), bound in yellow cloth with silver title on front & spine. Lacking a dust jacket, it is somewhat grubby, but shows few signs of external wear otherwise. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean and bright. Gift inscription by the author on front fep.

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Added value:
Gift inscription signed by author
Author(s):
Amis, M.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1974 (1st American edition)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Title:
The Rachel Papers [Gift inscription signed by author]

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This was the first of Martin Amis' novels, published in 1973. It tells the story of Charles Highway, a bright, egotistical teenager (an autobiographical portrait) and his relationship with his girlfriend in the year before going to university, progressing through a series of notes on how best to get Rachel into bed, into a sincere story of their brief but passionate romance.

Martin Louis Amis (b.1949) is a British novelist, essayist, memoirist, and screenwriter. His best-known novels are "Money" (1984) and "London Fields" (1989). He was Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester 2007-2011. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. His work centres on the excesses of late-capitalist Western society, whose perceived absurdity he often satirises through grotesque caricature; he has been portrayed as a master of what The New York Times called "the new unpleasantness". Inspired by Saul Bellow, Vladimir Nabokov, and James Joyce, as well as by his father Kingsley Amis, he in turn has influenced such writers as Will Self and Zadie Smith.

Our copy is one of the first American edition (original published by Jonathan Cape), bound in yellow cloth with silver title on front & spine. Lacking a dust jacket, it is somewhat grubby, but shows few signs of external wear otherwise. Inside, the binding is firm with no loose pages; all pages clean and bright. Gift inscription by the author on front fep.

Added value:
Gift inscription signed by author
Author(s):
Amis, M.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1974 (1st American edition)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
228
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf, New York
Title:
The Rachel Papers [Gift inscription signed by author]

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