• Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Released January 1, 1968

£80.00

A collection of remarkable short stories by one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed and prolific authors In this collection of eight stories, Edna O’Brien writes lyrically and passionately about women’s lives. In “Irish Revel,” young Mary yearns for the promise of a sweetheart to hold on to, as a hard life stretches out before her. In “The Rug,” a woman becomes consumed with her search for the sender of a mysterious gift. And in the title story, “The Love Object,” a successful television announcer struggles for emotional fulfillment through an affair with a married man. In each story, the objects of each woman’s affections vary, but all are masterfully bound together by their love and longing. At once heartrending and captivating, The Love Object is an unforgettable exploration of isolation and romantic obsession.

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Edna O'Brien

Edna O'Brien is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. She is considered the "doyenne" of Irish literature. She was the winner of the 1993 Writer's Guild Prize for Fiction. Her biography of James Joyce was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in June 1999. In 2001 her documentary novel, In the Forest - about a brutal murder on the west coast - caused a furor in her native Ireland. It was the subject of a BBC Omnibus film and was later shortlisted for Irish Book of the Decade.

O'Brien now lives in London. She received the Irish PEN Award in 2001. Saints and Sinners won the 2011 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, the world's richest prize for a short story collection. In 2018 she received the PEN/Nabokov Award. Faber and Faber published her memoir, Country Girl, in 2012. Her most recent novel is Girl, based on the kidnapping of the Boko Haram girls, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

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Book Condition & Notes

A fine first edition, in a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some wear and loss of colour along the top edge.


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.