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The Spider's House.

Bowles, Paul.

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ISBN 10: 0720606462 / ISBN 13: 9780720606461
Published by Peter Owen, London, 1985
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A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright unclipped dust jacket. Inscribed by Bowles to his aunt Mary Robbins. This novel was originally published in England in 1957. This is the second British Editon, the first printing by Peter Owen Publishers. This novel concerns four English-speaking visitors caught in the city of Fez in 1954 Morocco during the nationalist's resistance to French rule. Catalog Syrah. Bookseller Inventory # 22646

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Title: The Spider's House.

Publisher: Peter Owen, London

Publication Date: 1985

Edition: First Printing of the Second UK Edition

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In 1954, Moroccan resistance to French rule is reaching boiling point, and only four English-speaking visitors are left at a hotel in the medieval city of Fez. To Amar, a young Moslem, they are enticing, and as the rebellion grows he believes he is helped by knowing the inner feelings of others.

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Paul Bowles was born in 1910 and studied music with composer Aaron Copland before moving to Tangier, Morocco. A devastatingly imaginative observer of the West's encounter with the East, he is the author of four highly acclaimed novels: The Sheltering Sky, Let It Come Down, The Spider's House, and Up Above the World. In addition to being one of the most powerful postwar American novelists, Bowles was an acclaimed composer, a travel writer, a poet, a translator, and a short story writer. He died in Morocco in 1999.

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