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A JEST OF GOD by  Margaret LAURENCE - Paperback - First Canadian edition - 1966 - from Steven Temple Books ABAC / ILAB (SKU: 49008)

A JEST OF GOD

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A JEST OF GOD

by LAURENCE, Margaret

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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1966. The paper issue. Text paper yellowed as always, spine lightly yellowed, owner rubber stamp at front, ripples to inner margin of front cover (a binding issue, not damage), VG unworn copy otherwise. The 1966 winner of the Governor-General's Award for Fiction and the basis of the Paul Newman - Joanne Woodward film RACHEL, RACHEL. . First Canadian edition. Softcover. Octavo.

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Margaret Laurence was born in Neepawa, Manitoba, in 1926. Upon graduation from Winnipeg’s United College in 1947, she took a job as a reporter for the Winnipeg Citizen. From 1950 until 1957 Laurence lived in Africa, the first two years in Somalia, the next five in Ghana, where her husband, a civil engineer, was working. She translated Somali poetry and prose during this time, and began her career as a fiction writer with stories set in Africa. When Laurence returned to Canada in 1957, she settled in Vancouver, where she devoted herself to fiction with a Ghanaian setting: in her first novel, This Side Jordan , and in her first collection of short fiction, The Tomorrow-Tamer . Her two years in Somalia were the subject of her memoir, The Prophet’s Camel Bell . Separating from her husband in 1962, Laurence moved to England, which became her home for a decade, the time she devoted to the creation of five books about the fictional town of Manawaka, patterned after her birthplace, and its people: The Stone Angel , A Jest of God , The Fire-Dwellers , A Bird in the House , and The Diviners . Laurence settled in Lakefield, Ontario, in 1974. She complemented her fiction with essays, book reviews, and four children’s books. Her many honours include two Governor General’s Awards for Fiction and more than a dozen honorary degrees. Margaret Laurence died in Lakefield, Ontario in 1987.

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Bookseller
Steven Temple Books ABAC / ILAB CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
49008
Title
A JEST OF GOD
Author
LAURENCE, Margaret
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Canadian edition
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
McClelland & Stewart
Place of Publication
Toronto
Date published
1966
Bookseller catalogs
Canadian literature;
Size
Octavo

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About Steven Temple Books ABAC / ILAB

After 30 years of keeping shop in downtown Toronto, we have now become a home-based business. Visitors by appointment only. We specialize in literary books, particularly Canadian literary books (we have handled more out of print and rare Canadian literary books than anyone else in history). We also have select out of print, scarce, and rare books in a variety of subject areas. We were founded in 1974. We do appraisals for a fee and welcome wants lists.

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