"A MASTERPIECE": FIRST EDITION OF DANIEL MARTIN, SIGNED BY JOHN FOWLES
FOWLES, John. Daniel Martin. London: Jonathan Cape, (1977). Octavo, original brown paper-covered boards, original dust jacket. $850.
First edition of Fowles' "panoramic, almost cinematic novel," signed on the title page by him.
Fowles' novel about a British playwright turned Hollywood screenwriter won praise on publication as his "best piece of work to date… a masterly fictional creation" (New York Times). To John Gardmer, Daniel Martin is "a masterpiece… Fowles is the only writer in English who has the power, range, knowledge and wisdom of a Tolstoy or James" (Saturday Review). With this ambitious work, "Fowles proves himself to be a master chronicler of the second half of the 20th century. This panoramic, almost cinematic novel… explores the subjectivity of time, foregrounds politics, and examines what it means to be English" (Vipond, ed. Conversations with John Fowles, xvi). Precedes the American edition.
A fine signed copy in bright price-clipped dust jacket.