Inscribed first printing of the Hugo and Nebula award-winning utopian novel, a masterpiece of the genre and a meditation on alternative approaches to building civilizations.
"You cannot buy the revolution. You cannot make the revolution. You can only be the revolution. It is in your spirit, or it is nowhere."
In this philosophical tale in the tradition of Voltaire's CANDIDE and Dostoevsky's THE IDIOT, a gifted but innocent scientist from a mining planet with a peaceful, anarchist society is sent to a sister planet where capitalism and authoritarian regimes thrive. Le Guin's novel is one man's journey of disillusionment and peace, delicately exploring the tensions of an "ambiguous utopia," and a powerful tale of returning home. A stunning copy.
New York: Harper & Row, (1974). Full title: The Dispossessed. An Ambiguous Utopia. 8.25'' x 5.75''. Original quarter green cloth with olive paper boards, publisher's device gilt-stamped on front board, spine lettered in black and gilt. Original unclipped ($7.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Fred Winkowski. Fore edge machine deckle. Two pages of maps after dedication. , 341,  pages. Inscribed on front fly leaf by Le Guin. Barely visible crease to front flap of jacket.
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