"Perhaps it was only an echo": First Editions of Each Novel in the Newbery Award-Winning Authors Quartet; Each Signed by Lois Lowry
The Giver, Messenger, Gathering Blue, Son.
Item Number: 99837
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.
First edition of each work in the author’s Giver Quartet. Octavo, 4 volumes. Signed by the author in the Giver, “But perhaps it was only an echo Lois Lowry.” Each other volume is signed by Lois Lowry on the title page. Each are fine in a fine dust jackets. An exceptional set.
In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community's Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he discovers the disturbing truth about his utopian world and struggles against the weight of its hypocrisy. With echoes of Brave New World, in this 1994 Newbery Medal winner, Lowry examines the idea that people might freely choose to give up their humanity in order to create a more stable society. Gradually Jonas learns just how costly this ordered and pain-free society can be, and boldly decides he cannot pay the price. "A powerful and provocative novel" (The New York Times). Made into a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites.