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The Plato Papers

First US edition of Peter Ackroyd's The Plato Papers

Peter Ackroyd
First US edition. Sm. 8vo. Pp [xvi], 173. Quarter-bound grey cloth over mauve paper boards, lettered in silver to spine; deckled fore-edges. Sky-blue endpapers. Jacket illustration and design by Timothy Hsu, with praise by Malcolm Bradbury, A. N. Wilson, et al.
Hint of price-sticker residue to rear dustjacket panel, else as new.
Author's tenth novel. A futuristic literary fantasy in which Plato lectures to the citizens of 38th century London on subjects as diverse as Sigmund Freud's comic masterpiece Jokes and Their Relation to the Subconscious, and Charles Darwin's greatest novel, The Origin of Species, only to be put on trial for corrupting the youth of the city. "London has always provided the landscape for my imagination. It becomes a character – a living being – within each of my books." Peter Ackroyd
edition
first US
format
hardback
publisher
Nan A. Talese / Doubleday
published in
New York
publication year
2000
ISBN
0385497687
pagination
173 pages
width × height
14 × 20 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding style
quarter cloth
binding state
original binding
condition  . . .
mint
of jacket
fine
GBP£ 25
EUR€ 29
USD$ 30.70
ref.92J XY3