Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the ...
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
Publication Date: 2003
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
viii, 272 printed pages. First edition. First issue. Signed in flourishing hand by author "Mark Haddon" in ink on title page. Burgundy endpapers. 16 x 22.5 cm. Black cloth binding. Spine lettered in gilt. First Edition first impression. The first impression was printed in heavier and whiter paper and weighs 610g (compared to 410g for later impressions that are also prone to age tanning and has a lighter shade of brown on the dust jacket). Winner of the Whitbread book of the year, Haddon also won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in the Best First Book category, as The Curious Incident was considered his first written for adults; he also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime award judged by a panel of children's writers. Fine in Fine unclipped dustjacket, a tight & clean copy that appears to be unread, presented in a clear removable protective sleeve. Haddon aimed to write a book about more than a disability. He wanted to explore the magic of getting inside someone's head who, from the outside, acts and is different from most. In the author's mind, the message goes beyond embracing those with special needs. The National Theatre produced a hugely successful stage play based on the novel by Mark Haddon and adapted by Simon Stephens. Bookseller Inventory # 4310