First Edition Of The Authors First Book Housekeeping; Signed By Marilynne Robinson
Item Number: 2119
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1981.
First edition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s memorable first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by the author on the title page. Laid in is a pamplet of a lecture given by the author. An excellent copy with some fading to the edges in a near fine dust jacket that has a closed tear near the spine crown.
"Here's a first novel that sounds as if the author has been treasuring it up all her life . . . You can feel in the book a gathering voluptuous release of confidence, a delighted surprise at the unexpected capacities of language, a close, careful fondness for people that we thought only saints felt" (The New York Times). Basis for the 1987 movie directed by Bill Forsyth and starring Christine Lahti.