The English Patient

By: Ondaatje, Michael

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Named as Winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize! The story of an injured, anonymous English WWII pilot and his Italian nurse which has been named for the best work of fiction previously awarded the Man Booker Prize over the last 50 years. Also, a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of this Booker Prize and Governor General's Prize Winner! This set includes the UK, Canadian, US and UK Limited First Editions - all SIGNED by Michael Ondaatje on their respective title pages! The UK Edition being the "true" first, but the Canadian Edition is highly sought after given Ondaatje's being based there. A breathtaking story of love and passion that twists through London's Blitz and the intricacies of bomb disposal, through the mysterious, often dangerous world of desert exploration. Michael Ondaatje brought his formidable poetic and narrative powers to bear on the destiny of his four characters. In prose that soars he reveals the complex impact of public conflict on private lives. As full of resonances as a dream, "The English Patient" stands as Ondaatje's finest work. The book was adapted into a 1996 film by Anthony Minghella, starring Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, Colin Firth, and Juliette Binoche. The film received nine Academy Awards - including Best Picture and Director - at the 69th Academy Awards. Books would be sent via Priority Mail (at cost.)

Title: The English Patient

Author Name: Ondaatje, Michael

Categories: Modern First Editions, MAN Booker Award Winner, Books Into Film, Governor General's Award, *Author Collections,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: London/Toronto/New York/London, Bloomsbury/M&S/Knopf/Bloomsbury: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine/Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine/Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8437