First Chapter Series ® Volume IV
Nadine Gordimer - The Conservationist
Artwork by Cyril Coetzee
Volume four of the First Chapter Series by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer was joint winner of the Booker Prize with Stanley Middleton in 1974.
In the novel Nadine Gordimer has juxtaposed the world of a wealthy white industrialist with the rituals and mythology of Zulus. It is her densest and most poetical novel and it's minute details and documentary precision form an intricate web of meanings where each stone, egg, and piece of marble carry symbolic implication.
"Nadine Gordimer's work has grown into a profoundly psychological and social chronicle of half a century in South Africa. She is both its archivist and lighthouse keeper. Above her collected experience, the light sweeps, illuminating parts that would otherwise have lain in darkness, helping us navigate towards a South Africa that, far from being geographically cut off and politically ostracised, depicts a universal landscape", The Nobel Prize in Literature
Each numbered book is individually signed by the author and features three copper plate etchings by South African artist Cyril Coetzee. The images show Coetzee's patient attention to detail and his ability to render figures from the book in three-dimensional fullness. They are a marvelous accompaniment to a novel that occupies an important place in South African literary history.
The First Chapter Series
The First Chapter Series® of Booker Prize-winning novels is available to buy as a deluxe set limited to 150 copies. The set comprises individually numbered copies of all ten volumes, signed by the author to the title page and hand bound in cloth. Each volume includes signed artwork* enclosed with the book in a matching hand made slip case and cassette. View set
*Please note the following exceptions: Volumes V and X do not come with separate signed artwork; artwork for Volume VIII is unsigned.
Set of ten books: ₤1500
Single deluxe volume
Each deluxe volume of the First Chapter Series contains the individually numbered book signed by the author and hand bound in cloth. This is presented together with signed artwork in a matching hand made slip case and cassette.
Single standard volume
We currently hold a number of copies of this book which are available to purchase singly. Each volume is hand bound in cloth and signed by the author to the title page. Separate signed artwork is not included.
A handmade matching slipcase can be ordered for the standard edition.
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