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McEwan, Ian. SOLAR. London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 285 pages. As New.

The author's eleventh novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2010. Limited Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with all other editions of the book that were also released and precedes all other subsequent printings. An austerely elegant production by Jonathan Cape: Regular-sized volume format. Black leather boards with "solar"-red design embossed on the cover and matching red titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Ian McEwan. Marbled endpapers. Black satin ribbon marker. Matching cloth slipcase with "solar"-red design on both sides. Printed on very thick archival stock paper in the United Kingdom to the very highest standards. In publisher's original paper wrappers. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the most collectible edition of Ian McEwan's novel. The latter marks a return to his early satirical vein, as he eviscerates the academic and scientific establishments through one of his most memorably repulsive characters ever, Nobel Laureate Michael Beard. He fuses the satire with the scientific quest for alternative energies, which come to think of it, is the perfect metaphor for our time, as we try to find our way out of crises and predicaments internal and external. "McEwan's background research is so seamlessly displayed that scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, busy working on the same topic, might wonder if he's nicked their notes" (Time Magazine). "Blending domestic satire with scientific inquiry, nods to concerns both personal and planetary in a tone that is at once ironic and heartfelt. It is exquisitely and defiantly McEwan-esque. Accept no imitations" (The Spectator). "McEwan is one of the finest literary storytellers alive. He implants in the memory a living, flaming presence" (The New Republic). A "must-have" edition for Ian McEwan completists. This copy is Number 49, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen by Ian McEwan. This edition is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original paper wrappers, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1998 for "Amsterdam". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002 for "Atonement". One of the greatest living writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IAN MCEWAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0224091077. $700.00

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