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Winterson, Jeanette. SEXING THE CHERRY. London, England: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 167 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's third novel. One of the most important novels of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Jeanette Winterson's "Sexing The Cherry". Her prodigious, second masterpiece, after "Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit" (1987). "Lyrical prose that penetrates to the heart of things without any apparent effort. She knows how to speak the plain truth and, at the same time, satisfy our longing for the fabulous" (The Washington Post). As a prose stylist, Winterson has had very few peers. The acerbic Gore Vidal famously (and rightly) hailed her as the most exciting young writer in the English language to emerge in the last quarter of the 20th century, fulsome praise that is all the more noteworthy considering Vidal famously DISLIKED everybody else. The novel's poignant query: "Why is the measure of love its loss?" (Jeanette Winterson). An absolute "must-have" title for Jeanette Winterson collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Jeanette Winterson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such 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. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws: Tanning, rubbing, creasing, "shelfwear", previous owner's signature, you name it. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant British novelists of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JEANETTE WINTERSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0747504644. $150.00

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