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The Rifles by William T. Vollmann (1994 1st Hardback)


£30.00

(Book 6 of Seven Dreams Series)

Very good condition used 1994 First Edition/
First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd, London.
Author: William T. Vollmann.
ISBN: 9780233988405.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 33mm d.

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The Rifles by William T. Vollmann (Book 6 of Seven Dreams Series)

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1994 First Edition/ First Print Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd, London.
Author: William T. Vollmann.
ISBN: 9780233988405.
Approx dims: 240mm h x 160mm w x 33mm d.

Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact DJ spine creased to top and bottom. Dust Jacket over good condition grey/black boards with gilt lettering to spine. 404 clean, slightly off white inside pages of English text with some b&w maps and illustrations, no inscriptions. Page ends slightly off white. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Rifles by William T. Vollmann:

The story of John Franklin’s doomed 1845 attempt to discover a Northwest Passage.

Vaulting through time to another flashpoint in the long struggle between Indians and Europeans, William T. Vollmann’s visionary fictional history now focuses on the white explorers of the mid-1800s, desperately dreaming of forging a Northwest Passage. As Sir John Franklin embarks on his fourth Arctic voyage, he defies the warnings of the native people, and his journey ends in ice and death. But his spirit lingers in the Canadian north, where 150 years later, in 1990, Inuit elders dream of long-gone seal-hunting days and teenagers sniff gasoline. And when a white man seduces and leaves pregnant a young Indian woman, he becomes Franklin reincarnated, bound for the same fate. Vollmann’s vivid characters and landscapes weave together the stories of the past and present to live out America’s ongoing tragedy of greed, ignorance, and violence.

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