Naipaul, V.S.. A BEND IN THE RIVER: THE EASTON PRESS LIMITED EDITION. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 278 pages. Fine.

The author's tenth novel. One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. The Easton Press Signed Collector's Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a Leatherbound Edition which sold out upon publication. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Easton Press: Regular-sized volume format. Red leather boards with elaborate gilt design embossed on the cover and gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by V. S. Naipaul. Thick salmon moire endpapers. "Note About A Bend In The River" Card and Certificate of Authenticity laid-in. Gilt endpapers. Printed on archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a lovely Limited Edition format, V. S. Naipaul's "A Bend In The River". A treasurable keeper of a book. "The sweep of Naipaul's imagination, and the brilliant fictional frame that expresses it, are without equal today" (Elizabeth Hardwick). "Plot is for those who already know the world; narrative is for those who want to discover it. This is what I would ask of the writer: How much of the modern world does his work contain?" (V. S. Naipaul). "The greatest writer of English prose" (London Observer). Bar none. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul died on August 11, 2018 at the age of 85. An absolute "must-have" title for V. S. Naipaul collectors. This is a copy of the Easton Press Signed Collector's Edition, indicated by the publisher as such on the title page. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the Front Statement Page by V. S. Naipaul. Laid-in is the Certificate of Authenticity, also very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (before publication) by the author: "V. S. Naipaul 10 Nov 1999". This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the Easton Press Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Signed copies of the 1979 First Edition available online command between $1500 and $2000. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. "A Bend In The River" is regarded by Harold Bloom as one of the canonical works of the 20th century. Winner of the Booker Prize in 1971 for "In A Free State". Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001. One of the greatest writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER V. S. NAIPAUL TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $200.00

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