Waterland (SIGNED, Dutch) / Vertaling Rien Verhoef

Swift, Graham

£100.00

In Dutch translation: One summer morning in 1943, lock-keeper Henry Crick finds the drowned body of a sixteen-year-old boy. Nearly forty years later, his son Tom, a history teacher, is driven by a bizarre marital crisis and the provocation of one of his students to forsake the formal teaching of historyÑand tell stories . . . Waterland is a classic of modern fiction: a vision of England seen through its mysterious, amphibious Fen country; a sinuous meditation on the workings of time; a tale of two families, startling in its twists and turns and universal in its reach. Compulsively readable, it is a novel of resonant depth and encyclopaedic richness, mixing human and natural history and exploring the tragic forces that take us both forwards and back. It is also a book about beer, eels, the French Revolution, the end of the world, windmills, will-oÕ-the-wisps, murder, love, education, curiosity andÑsupremelyÑthe malign and merciful element of water.

1 in stock

Publisher
De Bezige Bij
Publisher City
Amsterdam
Year
1984
Edition
1st Dutch
Format
p/b
Author
Swift, Graham
SKU
IYC132497
Categories
Condition
Near fine, 1st Dutch paperback edition, text block firm and intact (in protective sleeve); signed on title:To Mother and Al: At least you can read the title! Love, Graham, June 84'. [Al was the name that Swift used for his father.
Size
B (198 x 129)
Page Count
354
ISBN
9023408756