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Eggers, Dave (Author) & Jonze, Spike (Co-Screenwriter/Adaptation). THE WILD THINGS: THE FUR-COVERED EDITION. San Francisco, CA: McSweeney's, 2009. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 288 pages. As New.

The author's novel, based upon the children's classic and its film adaptation. The Fur-Covered First Edition. Published simultaneously with the regular trade edition. The brilliant production is by Dave Eggers himself: Regular-sized volume format. Synthetic black fur-covered hard boards with Max's pair of eyes on the cover, as issued. Text by Dave Eggers. It is (loosely) based upon Maurice Sendak's "Where The Wild Things Are" (1962) and (more faithfully) upon the screenplay of Spike Jonze's film adaptation (2009), which was written by Eggers with the director. Printed on pristine-white archival stock paper to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap with a wraparound band that is pasted on the plastic, as issued. As such, the latter is integral to the edition: It contains the titles on the cover and the spine, and the publisher's blurb on the back cover. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Dave Eggers' novelization of "Where The Wild Things Are". Lest anyone accuse Eggers of tampering with the beloved children's classic, the idea for the novel was suggested by Maurice Sendak himself (to whom the book is lovingly dedicated). "The Wild Things" is "about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can't control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: He wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can't always control his outbursts. During a fight at home, Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of The Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that The Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Funny, dark, and alive, 'The Wild Things' is a timeless and time-tested tale for all ages" (Publisher's blurb). Sendak's picture book has evolved considerably in the course of its successive artistic transformations, with Sendak's permission and involvement. Sendak wrote the libretto for Oliver Knussen's opera, "Where The Wild Things Are" (1980). Now, again with his blessings, it is a major Hollywood film and an intriguing Dave Eggers novel. A "must-have" title for Dave Eggers collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by Dave Eggers. It is also signed in metallic-silver marker on the title page underneath his printed name by Spike Jonze. This title is now highly collectible. This is the only such double-signed copy of the Fur-Covered Edition available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. The shrinkwrap is completely integral to the edition. Copies whose shrinkwrap has been removed and discarded do not have the same collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. Two of the finest living American artist/writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS AND OTHER DAVE EGGERS TITLES AND MCSWEENEY'S QUARTERLY ISSUES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1934781614. $400.00

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