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The Edible Woman by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Aquila Books (SKU: 131736)

The Edible Woman

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The Edible Woman

by Atwood, Margaret

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1969. Hardcover. very good. 1st Edition. 281pp. Octavo. Original Maroon cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Some very minor professional repairs done to spine and dust jacket. Clean, tight text block. Small tape mark on attached front endpaper. In dust jacket, not price clipped. Lightly worn around edges and spine, small crease on back. A very nice copy. very good The first novel by the two time Governor General's Award winner. A rare first edition of a strong protofeminist novel. Signed by Atwood on the title page. 1969

Synopsis

The Edible Woman, a 1969 novel that helped to establish Margaret Atwood as a prose writer of major significance, is the story of a young woman whose sane, structured, consumer-oriented world suddenly slips strangely out of focus. Following her engagement, Marian feels her body and her self are becoming separated. As Marian begins endowing food with human qualities that cause her to identify with it, she finds herself unable to eat, repelled by metaphorical cannibalism.

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book dealer
Aquila Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
131736
Title
The Edible Woman
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - very good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
McClelland and Stewart Limited
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date Published
1969
Keywords
Canadian Fiction|Canadian Literature|Atwood, Margaret|Can Lit|Margaret Atwood|Signed

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octavo
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gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
Cloth
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spine
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price clipped
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First Edition
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tight
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jacket
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text block
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edges
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title page
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