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Malafrena. by Ursula K Le Guin: - First UK edition. - 1980. - from Chapel Books (SKU: 19803040)


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by Ursula K Le Guin:

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  • hardcover
  • First
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London:: Gollancz,, 1980.. First UK edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. 376pp. Very fresh, unread, unmarked copy. In the original navy cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp: a few mm at base of spine are slightly faded. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: tiny scuffs to corners. An extremely fresh copy.


Malafrena is a novel published in 1979 by Ursula K. Le Guin. Although she is best known for science fiction and fantasy, the only unusual element of this novel is that it takes place in the imaginary Central European country of Orsinia, which is also the setting of her collection Orsinian Tales. The story takes place from 1825 to 1830, when Orsinia is ruled by the Austrian Empire. The hero is Itale Sorde, the son of the owner of an estate on a lake called Malafrena in a valley of the same name.


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Chapel Books GB (GB)
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Ursula K Le Guin:
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
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near fine
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First UK edition.
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Date published
historical fiction, romance

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About Chapel Books

I sell books from a large disused Chapel next to the village duck pond, where I have lived about 40 years: just inland from Dunwich and between Southwold and Aldeburgh. I open 7 days a week, 12-5.


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