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McEwan, Ian. SATURDAY. London, England: Jonathan Cape, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. As New/As New.

The author's ninth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2005. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The dazzling DJ cover utilizes a reproduction of Chris Frazer Smith's color photograph, "Incorporates A Tree". Presents a "masterful novel set within a single day in February 2003. Henry Perowne is a contented man. Outside the hospital, the world is not so easy or predictable. There is an impending war against Iraq, and a general darkening and gathering pessimism since the New York and Washington attacks two years before. On this particular Saturday morning, Perowne's day moves from the ordinary to the extraordinary" (Publisher's blurb). "McEwan is one of the finest literary storytellers alive. He implants in the memory a living, flaming presence" (The New Republic). A "must-have" title for Ian McEwan collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Ian McEwan. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for "First Love, Last Rites". Winner of the Booker Prize in 1998 for "Amsterdam". Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2002 for "Atonement". One of the greatest living writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER IAN MCEWAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0224072994. $100.00

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