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Gilead - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

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Gilead - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

by Robinson, Marilynne

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Fine in Fine dust jacket
ISBN 10
0374153892
ISBN 13
9780374153892
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2004. First US Edition; First Printing. 1/4 Cloth. 0374153892 . A Fine first US printing of the first edition in equally unblemished dust-jacket, signed by author Marilynne Robinson on the title page; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winning Gilead is Marilynne Robinson's second novel after "Housekeeping" and is the immensely moving account of Reverend John Ames of Gilead, Iowa, a grandson and son of preachers. Ames, now in his seventies, hasn't much time left to tell his young son about his heritage and begins to write it all down ; 8vo; [i-viii, 1-3] 4-247 [248] pages; Signed by Author .

Synopsis

In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames’s life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He “preached men into the Civil War,” then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend’s wayward son. This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames’s soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten. Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by one of our finest writers, a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part (from publisher).

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Bookseller
Books Tell You Why, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
24222
Title
Gilead - 1st US Edition/1st Printing
Author
Robinson, Marilynne
Format/Binding
1/4 Cloth
Book condition
Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition
First US Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0374153892
ISBN 13
9780374153892
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2004
Keywords
Collectible Rare Out-Of-Print, C2014VM0228S

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