Personally hand signed by Nebula Award winner Russell Hoban on a special limitation page.
Bound in premium full leather and accented in 22kt gold. Still in the publisher's original shrink wrap, this pristine copy will make a handsome addition to your library.
Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 2010. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Signed First Edition - Limited Collector's Edition. A great unique gift for yourself or for a loved one. A luxurious leather bound masterpiece from the Signed First Edition of Science Fiction collection by Easton Press. Beautifully illustrated and bound in full genuine leather. One of the most celebrated works of science fiction literature by a historical writer. A rare signed first edition for the discerning collector.
Condition: As New. Sealed. The condition is of the highest quality. A wonderful bright clean copy. Free of markings, writings, or stamps. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed. Unread. Not even a single scratch on the gilded page edges.
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* Beautiful Illustrations
"A hero with Huck Finn's heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy.... Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and -- this matters most -- intensely ponderable." --Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review
"This is what literature is meant to be." --Anthony Burgess
"Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style.... The conviction and consistency are total. Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece." --Anthony Thwaite, Observer
"Extraordinary... Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." --Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
"Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." --John Leonard, The New York Times
"Highly enjoyable... An intriguing plot... Ferociously inventive." --Walter Clemons, Newsweek
"Astounding... Hoban's soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius." --Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan
"An imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction.' --Paul Gray, Time
Riddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction. One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through. Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state -- and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture -- rebel, change agent, and artist. Read again or for the first time this masterpiece of 20th-century literature with new material by the author.
About the author
Russell Conwell Hoban (February 4, 1925 _ December 13, 2011) was an American expatriate writer of fantasy, science fiction, mainstream fiction, magic realism, poetry, and children's books.