London: Jonathan Cape, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. First Impression of Fowles's fourth novel and "one of the masterpieces of the late twentieth century novel." (enotes) Thick 8vo: 704pp. Publisher's chestnut brown cloth, spine stamped in gold, top edge stained slate blue; typographic dust jacket, priced £4.95. Pages lightly browned (as always), else squarely and firmly bound in barely edge-worn jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #BB1789
"In many ways, Daniel Martin is Fowles’s most ambitious novel . . . , addressing more fully than any of Fowles’s other works his concern with the plight of the individual subject caught within the historical and political frameworks of the modern world. . . . As such, Daniel Martin is also Fowles’s most important novel; it bears comparison to Gunter Grass’s The Tin Drum, Vladimir Nabokov’s Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, and thus stands as one of the masterpieces of the late twentieth century novel. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).