The fortieth anniversary edition of Ian McEwan's first book, now with an introduction from the author
Forty years on from first publication, these stories display McEwan's dazzling early talent. Taut, brooding and densely atmospheric, they are stories of sex and loneliness, adolescence and incest, love and murder, and they linger in the mind long after they are finished.
This special edition includes a piece by the author on how he came to write First Love, Last Rites and rare archive material including manuscript pages, early publicity material and the cover of the first edition.
"Marks the debut of a talented and genuinely imaginative writer" -- Julian Barnes * New Statesman * "As promising a first collection of stories as I have ever come across" * Vogue * "Ian McEwan writes to shock and succeeds... It is a tour-de-force of concision, and funny, too, in a deadpan manner" -- Gabriele Annan * Times Literary Supplement * "And now for a brand new writer of formidable talent, Ian McEwan who is 27. His stories First Love, Last Rites...are the most devastating debut I have seen for a long time" -- Peter Lewis * Daily Mail * "A brilliant debut by the most promising writer around" -- A. Alvarez * Observer Books of the Year *
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: July 1997
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition