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THE FIFTH CHILD by  Doris Lessing - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1988 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 024038)

THE FIFTH CHILD

THE FIFTH CHILD by  Doris Lessing - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1988 - from Joe Staats, Bookseller (SKU: 024038)
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THE FIFTH CHILD

by Lessing, Doris

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Fine/Fine
ISBN 10
0394571053
ISBN 13
9780394571058
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New York, New York, U.S.A. : Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 'Listening to the laughter, the sounds of children playing, Harriet and David would reach for each other's hand, and smile, and breathe happiness.' Four children, a beautiful old house, the love of relatives and friends, Harriet and David Lovatt's life is a glorious hymn to domestic bliss and old-fashioned family values. But when their fifth child is born, a sickly and implacable shadow is cast over this tender idyll. Large and ugly, violent and uncontrollable, the infant Ben, 'full of cold dislike,' tears at Harriet's breast. Struggling to care for her new-born child, faced with a darkness and a strange defiance she has never known before, Harriet is deeply afraid of what, exactly, she has brought into the world Fine, unread, first edition, first printing, in fine, mylar-protected dust cover. (Not remainder-arked or price-clipped) OFC 2F

Synopsis

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books—novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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book dealer
Joe Staats, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
024038
Title
THE FIFTH CHILD
Author
Lessing, Doris
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0394571053
ISBN 13
9780394571058
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York, New York, U.S.A.
Date Published
1988
Pages
133
Product_type
2
Size
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Terms of Sale

Joe Staats, Bookseller

Books shipped in secure packaging via USPS Media Mail, Priority Mail or Global Priority Mail, upon receipt of payment, unless customer requests another method of delivery. Shipping is within 24 hrs. of receipt of payment for money orders, and after three business days for personal checks. All book jackets are protected in mylar covers from Brodart. Customers have three business days within which to contact us with complaints about merchandise by e-mail. Returns must be approved, in original packaging material, and in the same condition as when shipped. Because we make every effort to have the best possible merchandise in the best condition, to describe it accurately and to package it securely, we will in most cases accept approved returns. Approved returns will be cheerfully refunded, or credit given toward other books. Our aim is to please, and to earn your return business with superior service and prompt delivery.

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We specialize in collectible, contemporary signed first editions. First edition means the first printing. (Later printings of the first edition are typically not printed on acid-free paper, and should be avoided by collectors.) Signatures are obtained by us in person. Inscribed books sold by us may contain a line, a phrase, or a sketch that the author has chosen to add. Our signed books are not dedicated to anybody in particular (not to your grandmother, your Aunt Gladys, your ex-lover or your former cellmate), except in the rare case of a presentation copy from an author to a noteworthy person. All our books are hardcover, unless the book is an Advance Reading Copy, Uncorrected Proof, or PBO. You can expect that the books we send you will be as described, and in a physical condition worthy of the author’s having signed them. We do not sell remainder-marked books, signed or otherwise

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