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The Angel's Game (Cemetery of Forgotten Books 2) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Angel's Game (Cemetery of Forgotten Books 2) - Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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This is book 96 of a numbered edition of 250 copies

Title: The Angel’s Game

Author:  Carlos Ruiz Zafón

ISBN:  9780297855545

Weight:  985g

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The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man – David Martin – makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym.  The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books, and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld.  But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house are letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love.  Then David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime.  He is to write a book with the power to change hearts and minds.  In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more.  But as David begins the work, he realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.

Set in the turbulent 1920s, The Angel’s Game takes us back to the gothic universe of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, the Sempere and Son bookshop, and the winding streets of Barcelona’s old quarter, in a masterful tale about the magic of books and the darkest corners of the human soul.

Peer & Press Reviews

The Angel’s Game weaves the conventions of Wilkie Collins and Dickens into something original and surprisingly moving.

Stephanie Merritt, Observer

Scintillating.  A heady brew of detective thriller, supernatural horror tale, magical realist fable and heartbreaking love story.  It explores life, death, religious belief and – more than anything – the lonely, bitter-sweet self-torture that it is to be a writer, and the central role of books, especially fiction, in our understanding of the human condition.

Daily Mail

Beyond plentiful shocks and thrills, Zafon niftily treads the fine line between a story of paranormal events and one of psychological delusion.

Boyd Tonkin, Independent

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Angel’s Game
Author
Translator Lucia Graves
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 250 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a signed authentication page, tipped-in directly before the title page, which confirms the book’s handwritten number and that it is a first edition.  This page also has the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month / year of publication printed on it.

Book number 96 of 250
Series Cemetery of Forgotten Books – book 2
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the combined signature / number page
Ephemera Publisher issued publicity bookmark
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780297855545
ISBN 10 0297855549
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 441
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 42mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Isolde Ohlbaum
Jacket design Ghost
Jacket photographs F. Català-Roca / Fotográfico AHCOAC

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