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Beattie, Ann : Spectacles
Ariel Books, New York City, NY, 1995
First Edition / First Printing. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. 37 pages. The author's debut children's book. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Ann Beattie's "Spectacles". A magical story about a young girl's encounter with the past. It shows once again that Ann Beattie seems to be blessed with the Midas touch: Everything she touches turns to gold. "So beguiling is Ann Beattie's writing that it isn't until you look again that you realize how rarely she reaches for metaphors or other figures of speech and how little she needs to" (The New York Times). An absolute "must-have" title for Ann Beattie collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction 2000. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANN BEATTIE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0894809261.
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