Title: The Love Object
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, England
Publication Date: 1968
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing.
Hardcover with dustjacket, inscribed and signed by the author: "To Mary Ellen Coviello with my best wishes. Edna O'Brien." Note: Author's last name in the signature actually appears as OB. but is definitely in her hand with the characteristic period. Also, laid-in is the former owner's notes of four authors and the dates when they would appear in person in America, Edna O'Brien's name is included with a date of Dec. 14, 1988, the book has two minor flaws only: the former owner's name and address on the blank rear end-paper, and a miniscule crease to the top and bottom front corners, the jacket has moderate rubbing to the glossy surface and two tiny points of surface-wear: one at at top edge of spine, one at the top front corner, the original price (21s) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, a clean, presentable copy of this short story collection; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 039675
Synopsis: Love and its objects are the common elements in these eight stories: the nervous love of a country mother for her sophisticated, town-living daughter, the adoration of a mistress for her married lover and less orthodox affairs between women and their illusions.
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