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Eggers, Dave. THE CIRCLE. New York City, NY: Alfred A Knopf/McSweeney's Books, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 495 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of Dave Eggers' finest achievements. 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 by McSweeney's Books in conjunction with Alfred A. Knopf. As such, it is a dazzling McSweeney's production, as Eggers is also the publisher and book designer: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Text by Dave Eggers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Dave Eggers' "The Circle". An anti-totalitarian allegory-novel, in the Age of Facebook, Google, and fake news. "Most of us imagine totalitarianism as something imposed upon us. But what if we're complicit in our own oppression? That's the scenario in Eggers' ambitious, terrifying, and eerily plausible novel. When Mae gets a job at the Circle, a Bay Area tech company that has cornered the world market on social media and e-commerce, she is elated, and not just because of the platinum health-care package. The gleaming campus is a wonder, and it seems as though there isn't anything the company can't do (and won't try). But she soon learns that participation in social media is mandatory, not voluntary, and that could soon apply to the general population as well: A short step from sharing to surveillance to a world without privacy. Invites comparisons to 'Brave New World' and '1984'. Brilliantly depicts the Internet binges, torrents of information, and endless loops of feedback that increasingly characterize modern life. But perhaps most chilling of all is the notion that our ultimate undoing could be something so petty as our desperate desire for affirmation" (Keir Graff). An absolute "must-have" title for Dave Eggers collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Dave Eggers. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very 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: Almost ALL copies available online are subsequent printings or have serious flaws. A rare signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVE EGGERS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385351399. $100.00

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