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The Corrections  - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing by  Jonathan Franzen - Signed First Edition - 2001 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

The Corrections - 1st UK Edition/1st Printing

by Franzen, Jonathan

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


London: Fourth Estate Ltd. As New in As New dust jacket. 2001. 1st UK Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 1841156728 . A beautiful highly awarded novel, first UK edition, first printing in Fine/Fine condition, SIGNED by author Jonathan Franzen on the title page; After almost fifty years as a wife and mother, Enid Lambert is ready to have some fun. Unfortunately, her husband, Alfred, is losing his sanity to Parkinson's disease, and their children have long since flown the family nest to the catastrophes of their own lives. Desperate for some pleasure to look forward to, Enid has set her heart on an elusive goal: bringing her family together for one last Christmas at home .

Jonathan Franzen is an American novelist and essayist. This novel, The Corrections, is the winner of the National Book Awards for the year 2001. The book has been described as having substantial breadth and well worth reading. It is centered upon a wish by a wife and mother to have her family home again for one last Christmas. Enid lambert has been caring for her husband, Alfred, who is losing his mind to Parkinson’s disease and her children have scattered and are running their own catastrophic lives. The author is quoted as saying that his novel focuses on topics such as the multi-generational transmission of family dysfunction and the waste inherent in today's consumer economy, and each of the characters "embody the conflicting consciousness and the personal and social dramas of our era.” What emerges from the high drama is the wildly brilliant, hilarious feast of cultural analysis.   International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Nominee (2003) , National Book Award for Fiction (2001) , James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction (2002) , Time Magazine 100 Best English Language Novels of the Twentieth Century




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