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Ozick, Cynthia. HEIR TO THE GLIMMERING WORLD. New York City, NY: Houghton And Mifflin, 2004. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 310 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's fourth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2004. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. In Rose Meadows and James The Bear Boy (based on A. A. Milne's son, named Christopher Robinson in the "Winnie The Pooh" series of children's books), the author has created two of her most memorable, poignant, and compelling characters. Ozick's fictional re-imagination of the boy who inherited his father's enormous fortune and became famous for the rest of his life as a fictional character, is heartbreaking about the son's ultimately disastrous Freudian struggle with his living and then-dead father. "A cause for celebration in the world of literature. Here we have a heroine to love, a story we can't let go of, gorgeous sentences, and ideas to wrestle with. I didn't just read this book, I devoured it" (Ann Patchett). Ozick is writing in three literary traditions simultaneously, all of them at the most profound level imaginable: The ancient Jewish, the modern European, and the Jamesian American. Hence, the dazzling allusiveness, poignant beauty, and sheer intensity of her work. "If there is such a thing as a literary pantheon in America, then Cynthia Ozick is surely its Athena" (Washington Post). A feast for the senses, the heart, and the intellect. A "must-have" title for Cynthia Ozick collectors. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into multiple subsequent printings. This is one of relatively few copies of the First Hardcover Edition (full number line ending in 1) still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1996 for "Fame & Folly". Finalist for the National Book Award in 1997 for "The Puttermesser Papers". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2001 for "Quarrel & Quandary". Recipient of the Lannan Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. One of the greatest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CYNTHIA OZICK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0618470492. $30.00

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