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The Giver by  Lois Lowry - First edition - 1993 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00009051)

The Giver

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The Giver

by Lowry, Lois

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
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About This Item

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Near Fine. 8vo. [10], 180, [2] pp. Bound in red cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of $13.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. A nice copy of this Newbery Medal winner, one of the most popular of the modern Newbery winners. A Very Good+ book slightly askew with a Maurice Sendak-themed bookplate on the front flyleaf; dust jacket is Near Fine with a few hints of edge wear and a touch of fading to the spine panel.

Synopsis

The Giver is a 1993 novel by Lois Lowry. It is set in a future society which is at first presented as a utopian society and gradually appears more and more dystopian; therefore, it could be considered anti-utopian. The novel follows a boy named Jonas through the twelfth year of his life. The society has eliminated pain and strife by converting to "Sameness", a plan which has also eradicated emotional depth from their lives.

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On Oct 7 2014, a reader said:
This was a classic long before it became a movie about the hidden problems of creating a utopian society.

Details

Bookseller
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
00009051
Title
The Giver
Author
Lowry, Lois
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date published
1993

Terms of Sale

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All items subject to prior sale.� Certain items and shipping to certain countries may exceed the standard shipping amounts.� Any shipping expenses incurred above the standard rate will be billed at cost. Payment is in US dollars.� Personal checks must clear prior to shipment (please allow 10 days).� Books may be returned within 30 calendar days of delivery for any reason, so long as we are notified of return within 10 days of delivery.� Return items must be well packaged and fully insured and must be returned in same condition as sold. Any book described as a First Edition is also a First Printing unless otherwise indicated.

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