Deluxe signed limited lettered issue of the first UK edition of Tartt's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, tracing the troubled life of Theo Decker after he steals a painting in the confusion after a terrorist attack.
"It was a direct and matter-of-fact little creature, with nothing sentimental about it; and something about the neat, compact way it tucked down inside itself – its brightness, its alert watchful expression – made me think of the pictures I'd seen of my mother when she was small."
The 2014 Pulitzer Prize committee called THE GOLDFINCH "a beautifully written coming-of-age novel with exquisitely drawn characters... a book that stimulates the mind and touches the heart." Readers thought so too: the title remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for over 30 weeks. This lettered edition, signed by Donna Tartt, is a rare and highly sought version of a modern classic.
Read more: 2014 Pulitzer Prizes, Pulitzer.org.
London: Little, Brown, (2013). 9.25'' x 6''. Original green cloth-backed color pictorial boards. Original text-printed belly band and glassine. Yellow endpapers. Tipped-in color frontispiece of Carel Fabritius' "The Goldfinch" painting. 772 pages. In custom-made green leatherette slipcase with gilt lettering. Signed by Tartt and lettered "N" to limitation page. Slipcase lower corners lightly bumped. Belly band with a bit of wear, tape to rear as issued. Book is sharp and clean.
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