Hutchinson, 1978, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
In Elaine Feinstein's new novel, which is wider in scale and more fascinating in theme than any of her previous books, a group of English tourists on a Golden Wonder holiday in Istanbul find themselves involved in a re-enactment of a seventeenth century legend, and a chain of events with bizarre consequence for the whole world. The story ranges across present-day Europe, East and West, charting prejudice, brutality and longing for apocalyptic change. The mood of the tale moves from gentle irony to black farce; with time for the misadventures of Howard, middle-aged accountant and his wife, as well as magnificent monsters like Lilian the astrologer and Anastasia, Russian aristocrat and drug -smuggler extraordinary. At the centre of the legend, hidden (like the master of a seventeenth century shadow-puppet show) stands a figure of enormous and controversial authority whose own role we do not come to understand until the book comes to its powerful close. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 238 pages. Dust Jacket is fully intact, no tears or chips, but carries signs of light wear to top and bottom edges. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Gilt titles spine. slight bumping to bottom edge. black cloth. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Fiction; Novel; Modern First Editions; Fiction. ISBN: 009134560X. ISBN/EAN: 9780091345600. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2817.