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Innocent Erendira

by Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

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  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
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Near Fine/near fine
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About This Item

New York: Harper & Row, 1978. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Book shows minor rubbing to top and bottom of boards. Dust Jacket has a small one inch closed tear to front panel top at center and also some minor rubbing. "This new collection of short fiction by one of the world's greatest living writers includes a novella and eleven short stories and represents some of Garcia Marquez's earlier work of the 1950s as well as stories written in the 1960s and 1970s." (from the dust jacket) Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. First U.S. Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Synopsis

Innocent Erendira and Other Stories is a collection of short stories from the Nobel Prize winner and author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. (Gabriel Garcia Marquez). 'Erendira was bathing her grandmother when the wind of misfortune began to blow.' While her grotesque and demanding grandmother retires to bed, Erendira still has floors to wash, sheets to iron, and a peacock to feed. The never-ending chores leave the young girl so exhausted that's he collapses into bed with the candle still glowing on a nearby table - and is fast asleep when it topples over...Eight hundred and seventy-two thousand, three hundred and fifteen pesos, her grandmother calculates, is the amount that Erendira must repay for the loss of the house. As she is dragged by her grandmother from town to town and hawked to soldiers, smugglers and traders, Erendira feels herself dying. Can the love of a virgin save the young whore from her hell? It becomes more and more fun to read. It shows what fabulous really means. (Time Out). Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no-one else can do. (Salman Rushdie). One of this century's most evocative writers. (Anne Tyler).

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On Jan 5 2007, randyf said:
No matter the subject matter, Garcia Marquez is the authentic thing - full of passion and yearning for something that lives just a bit beyond all of us. Innocent Erendira is no exception.

Details

Bookseller
Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
31
Title
Innocent Erendira
Author
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
near fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harper & Row
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1978
Bookseller catalogs
Latin American Literature;

Terms of Sale

Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

(If photos of a book I have for sale are not included in the listing, I will be happy to provide one for you.) Fine is our highest grade; all book dust jackets are in archival covers. All our books that are described as First Editions are also First Printings, unless indicated otherwise. All books are guaranteed to be as described. We issue a full refund, including shipping costs, for returns due to an unstated defect or other mistake on our part. Please ask any questions before placing your order. All books are subject to prior sale. Books are shipped within 48 hours of payment confirmation.

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Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

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About Joseph S. Serrano, Bookseller

Joseph S. Serrano, a collector turned bookseller of Modern First Editions, Ephemera, and books of scarcity and rarity. A Internet/mail order bookstore located in San Francisco, California. Specialties are Modern First Editions in Literature and Mystery; Californiana including Zamorano 80 and San Francisco Ephemera; also Rare Books in all subjects of interest. Joseph Serrano's development as a Bibliophile/Bookman was described on the pages of the highly acclaimed book, "The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective,and a World of Literary Obsession" by Allison Hoover Bartlett, Riverhead 2009.

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