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O'Neill, Joseph. NETHERLAND: A NOVEL. London, England: Fourth Estate, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 248 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough third novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, including the American. It is exquisitely written from first lapidary sentence to last, no question about that. But very large claims have been made for it by the few credible critical voices left in contemporary literature. James Wood, the preeminent, "almost-always-right" critic of his generation, devoted a full essay to it (instead of the standard review) in The New Yorker Magazine, comparing it to both "The Great Gatsby" and "A House For Mr. Biswas": "Has an ideological intricacy, a deep human wisdom, and prose grand enough to dare the comparison. O'Neill has Naipaul's genius for creating unforced ideological connections. And he knows perfectly well that when, on the last pages of his novel, he writes about a memory of Manhattan's skyline and the 'extraordinary promise in what we saw', he is hovering, like some novelistic Google Earther, over the sentence grids and prose plateaus of the last page of 'The Great Gatsby' " (James Wood). A "must-have" title for Joseph O'Neill and contemporary literature collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Joseph O'Neill. He also crossed out his printed name. This is an Import title, was not distributed in the United States, and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the true First Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award in 2008 for "Netherland". One of the most brilliant living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPIES OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0007269064. $300.00

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