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The Edible Woman by  Margaret Atwood - Signed First Edition - 1969 - from Aquila Books (SKU: 131828)

The Edible Woman

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The Edible Woman

by Atwood, Margaret

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1969. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. 281pp. Octavo. Original Maroon cloth, with gilt lettering on spine. Some light bumping to long edge of front board and ends of spine. Mild discolouration to top right corner of front board. A small, light stain on front attached endpaper. Clean, tight text block. In dust jacket, not price clipped with some mild professional restoration done to top and bottom of Dust Jacket. Some light wear and rubbing around edges and spine, with some small closed tears, creasing and light discolouration. A lovely copy. very good Signed by the author on the title page in black ink. The first novel by the two time Governor General's Award winner. A rare first edition of a strong protofeminist novel. 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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Details

book dealer
Aquila Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
131828
Title
The Edible Woman
Author
Atwood, Margaret
Format/binding
Undetermined
Book condition
second hand - very good
Quantity available
1
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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Cloth
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jacket
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title page
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edges
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First Edition
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octavo
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price clipped
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text block
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tight
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rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
gilt
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