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THE QUEST.

by KARL, FREDERICK:

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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.VG+/VG.No owner inscrptn,and no price- clip to dw/dj.4-colour block (red,black,green and white) illustrated upper panel and spine/backstrip,dw/dj by Bernard Blatch; with minimal shelf-wear and negligible creasing to edges.Minisculely rubbed with minor loss to top corners and head of spine/backstrip with a tiny closed tear with no loss to front,bottom corner.Slight water-stain,internally to foot and lower rear edge of dw/dj - boards unaffected though,rear panel is lightly grubbed.Top edge slightly aged and dust-soiled.fore-edge considerably cleaner and very lightly aged and unfoxed; contents bright,tight and clean. Unblemished,plain red paper-covered boards with bright,crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and generally clean,plain white endpapers which have a small water-stain to both top spine/backstrip edges. The background to this extraordinarily talented and intelligent first novel by a young American writer is Florence under the German occupation.Isolated from their pasts,their families and their futures, and,like thousands of others,desperately short of food,the Signora and her lover,Pauli,are confronted too by a crisis in their own relationship,brought about by the differences in their temperaments,but sharply thrown into relief by the plight of their beloved city.Pauli is an exile,almost a professional exile,who sustains himself on visions of his elevated role in a finally victorious Italy.The Signora is a passionate,clever woman,whose insight and energy are confined to the present,to her relationship with Pauli,with her brother,a courageous Partisan leader,and with her small son who is suffering from malnutrition and lack of medical care.For her, Pauli's visions are unrealistic and ineffectual.And it is indeed vanity more than courage or concern which provoke Pauli into undertaking a nightmarish mission across the mountains and into the Allied lines, accompanied by Lombardi,sinister witness to those moments of Pauli's deepest humiliation and despair.The events which lead up to the liberation of Florence carry the Signora and Pauli with them,and it is only on that day of wild rejoicing that they come upon the solution to what has seemed an insoluble conflict. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja2001
Title
THE QUEST.
Author
KARL, FREDERICK:
Book condition
Used - VG+.
Jacket condition
VG.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.HEINEMANN,1961.
Keywords
q52.MODERN FIRSTS.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.No ISBN.MODERN FICTION.US WRITER+DEBUT NOVEL.FLORENCE+WWII+GERMAN OCCUPATION.Books new,used,signed,rare.
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Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

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