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Strout, Elizabeth. ABIDE WITH ME: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 298 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's second novel. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Elizabeth Strout's remarkable second novel. "The word 'remarkable' plays a crucial role in Elizabeth Strout's 'Abide With Me'. That word best describes the novel itself. A brave, rare book" (Nicholas Delbanco). Elizabeth Strout began publishing late in life. She was a lawyer for many "utterly miserable" years before she finally decided, "No more law! I would rather fail miserably in life as a writer than as a lawyer" (Elizabeth Strout). She is a "mature" writer, the only writer worth reading, rather than a "flash-in-the-pan" prodigy (although she has been writing almost all her adult life, her lawyer years included). She is not a prolific writer either; it took her eight years to write this luminous second novel. An absolute "must-have" title for Elizabeth Strout collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Elizabeth Strout. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Signed copies of the First Edition will always be scarce because according to the author herself, the first print runs of her first three novels were "tiny" (her word) and the books immediately went into paperback thereafter. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for "Olive Kitteridge". One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELIZABETH STROUT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1400062071. $70.00

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