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Carey, Peter. THEFT: A LOVE STORY. London, England: Faber & Faber, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 269 pages. As New/As New.

The author's eleventh novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2006. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. ?Peter Carey's funny, rambunctious new novel takes on the contemporary art world with the same scathing wit that characterized Tom Wolfe's non-fiction evisceration of the lost, nihilistic post-1950's art scene in 'The Painted Word' . Written with terrific verbal energy and a snide, lashing sense of humor. A marvelous caper, a wicked little love story, and a fine mockery of an industry that probably deserves it? (The Economist). A "must-have" edition for Peter Carey completists. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Peter Carey. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First British Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Signed copies of the Australian true first command up to $400 online. This is a lovely and accessible alternative. A very scarce signed copy thus. Regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical writers of the 20th century. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1988 for "Oscar & Lucinda" and in 2001 for "True History of the Kelly Gang". Carey is only the second novelist to win the prestigious British prize twice, a feat first achieved by J. M. Coetzee and now matched by him. One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETER CAREY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0571231470. $50.00

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