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  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1972

£350.00

Winner of the 1972 Booker Prize

In this luminous novel about a modern Don Juan, John Berger relates the story of G., a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of the last century as Europe teeters on the brink of war.


With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the libertine's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their liaisons with him. Set against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi's attempt to unite Italy, the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War and the dramatic first flight across the Alps, G. is a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in the turmoil of history.

Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with small impression to bottom of board, in a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to back cover, small tear to top corner, and slight wear to top of spine.


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Book Condition & Notes

Fine first edition with small impression to bottom of board, in a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to back cover, small tear to top corner, and slight wear to top of spine.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.