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The Four Wise Men by Michel Tournier (1982 First UK Edition Hardback)


£25.00

Very good condition used 1982 First English
Print Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by William Collins Sons & Co, London.
Author: Michel Tournier.
Translated from French by Ralph Manheim.
ISBN: 9780002214360.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 145mm w x 26mm d.

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The Four Wise Men by Michel Tournier

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1982 First English Print Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by William Collins Sons & Co, London.
Author: Michel Tournier.
Translated from French by Ralph Manheim.
ISBN: 9780002214360.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 145mm w x 26mm d.

Intact clean glossy, used condition dust jacket with slight creasing to to edges, slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact slightly creased DJ spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition brown cloth boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 250 clean, slightly off white pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page top ends slightly tanned/ mottled. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Four Wise Men by Michel Tournier:

Displaying his characteristic penchant for the macabre, the tender and the comic, Michael Tournier presents the traditional Magi describing their personal odysseys to Bethlehem-and audaciously imagines a fourth, “the eternal latecomer”‘ whose story of hardship and redemption is the most moving and instructive of all. Prince of Mangalore and son of an Indian maharajah, Taor has tasted an exquisite confection, rachat loukoum, and is so taken by the flavor that he sets out to recover the recipe. His quest takes him across Western Asia and finally lands him in Sodom, where he is imprisoned in a salt mine. There, this fourth wise man learns the recipe from a fellow prisoner, and learns of the existence and meaning of Jesus.