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Connell, Evan S. (Author) & Heatherwick, Thomas (Book Designer). MRS. BRIDGE AND MR. BRIDGE: THE PENGUIN CLASSICS LIMITED EDITION. London, England: Penguin Press Classics, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 610 pages. As New.

The author's classic novels, presented together as an Artist Book. Two of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 1000 numbered and boxed copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An innovative design-production by Thomas Heatherwick and Penguin Press Classics: Regular-sized volumes format. Text by Evan S. Connell: The novels, "Mr. Bridge" and "Mrs. Bridge". Thomas Heatherwick, the design genius behind the London Routemaster Bus, the Olympic Cauldron, the Seed Cathedral at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, the East Beach Cafe in West Sussex, and the Flagship Longchamp Store in New York, has created a brilliant, interlocking book-as-object, which physically echoes the novels' twin narratives. The novels can either be read separately or slotted together. White cardboard box with original list price and Limited Edition Number pasted on one corner. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in London to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in a stunningly original interlocking design, Limited Edition format, Evan S. Connell's "Mrs. Bridge" and "Mr. Bridge". "The Bridges are an unremarkable and conservative couple who live in Kansas City with their three children. Mrs. Bridge spends her time shopping, going to bridge parties, and bringing up her children to have nice manners. Mr. Bridge is an outwardly successful lawyer who only wants the best for his family. And yet sometimes, both experience the vague, disquieting sensation that all is not well in their comfortable lives. In a series of comic, telling vignettes, Evan S. Connell illuminates the narrow morality, confusion, and even terror at the heart of lives of plenty. Hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure, these two novels, told from both perspectives of the marriage, deserve their place amongst the classics of American twentieth-century fiction" (Publisher's blurb). "How it was done I only wish I knew" (Dorothy Parker). The same thing must now be said about this Artist Book rendition. The novels themselves are the basis of the great film adaptation by James Ivory, with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. An absolute "must-have" edition for Evan S. Connell and Thomas Heatherwick collectors. These titles are great books. This is one of very few copies of Thomas Heatherwick's Artist Book/Limited Edition still available online, is still in the original box (with list price of 125 pounds and Limited Edition Number), and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Two of the greatest American novels of the 20th century. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0141391553. $100.00

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