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Brooks, Geraldine. MARCH. New York City, NY: Viking Press, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's breakthrough 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 small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Geraldine Brooks' masterly novel on the American Civil War. "Imagines the Civil War experiences of Mr. March, the absent father in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. His narrative begins with cheerful letters home, but March gradually reveals to the reader what he does not to his family: The cruelty and racism of Northern and Southern soldiers, the violence and suffering he is powerless to prevent, and his reunion with Grace, a beautiful, educated slave. Brooks, who based the character of March on Alcott's Transcendentalist father, Bronson, relies heavily on primary sources for both the Concord and wartime scenes. Her characters speak with a convincing 19th-century formality yet the narrative is always accessible. Through the shattered dreamer March and a host of achingly human minor characters, Brooks's affecting, beautifully written novel drives home the intimate horrors and ironies of the Civil War and the difficulty of living honestly with the knowledge of human suffering" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Geraldine Brooks collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Geraldine Brooks. Brooks' signature on this copy is one of the most beautiful we have ever seen: Big, flowing, elegant. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (number line beginning in 1) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Signed copies command as much as $400 online. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006 for "March". One of the finest living writers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GERALDINE BROOKS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0670033359. $150.00

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