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WOLFE, GENE - The Shadow of the Torturer (Book One of the Book of the New Sun)

Title: The Shadow of the Torturer (Book One of the Book of the New Sun)
Description: New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Fine dust jacket. This book is in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning slanting to the spine of the book cover. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There are two faint spots of discoloration on the top edge of the text block, along with some very faint foxing. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. This copy has been signed, with a short inscription, on the title page. "The tetralogy chronicles the journey of Severian, a disgraced journeyman torturer who is exiled and forced to travel to Thrax and beyond. It is a first-person narrative, apparently translated by Wolfe into contemporary English, set in the distant future when the Sun has dimmed and Earth is cooler (a "Dying Earth" story). Severian claims to have a "perfect memory", but at multiple occasions admits leaving out details and confides in the readers that he may be insane, making him an unreliable narrator." (from Wikipedia) ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket .

Keywords: Science Fiction Gene Wolfe Signed By Author Book Of The New Sun Science Fiction

Price: US$ 650.00 Seller: S. Howlett-West Books
- Book number: 38938

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