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The Giver. by  Lois Lowry - Signed First Edition - 1993 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 72023)

The Giver.

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The Giver.

by Lowry, Lois

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. "A powerful and provacative novel" (The New York Times). Made into a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites.

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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This was a classic long before it became a movie about the hidden problems of creating a utopian society.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
72023
Title
The Giver.
Author
Lowry, Lois
Book condition
Used
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1993
Keywords
The GIver Lois Lowry First Edition, The Giver Signed First Edition
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Children's Books;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service.

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