The Master of Petersburg

The Master of Petersburg

  • Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released November 24, 2004
ISBN 9780436201936

£100.00

In The Master of Petersburg J. M. Coetzee dares to imagine the life of Dostoevsky. Set in 1869, when Dostoevsky was summoned from Germany to St Petersburg by the sudden death of his stepson, this novel is at once a compelling mystery steeped in the atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia and a brilliant and courageous meditation on authority and rebellion, art and imagination. Dostoevsky is seen obsessively following his stepson's ghost, trying to ascertain whether he was a suicide or a murder victim and whether he loved or despised his stepfather.

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J.M. Coetzee

John Maxwell Coetzee is a South-African-born novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. He has also won the Booker Prize (twice), the CNA Prize (thrice), the Jerusalem Prize, the Prix Femina stranger, The Irish Times International Fiction Prize, and holds a number of other awards and honorary doctorates.

He is one of the most critically acclaimed and decorated authors in the English language.

Coetzee relocated to Australia in 2002, and currently lives in Adelaide. He became an Australian citizen in 2006.

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Book Condition & Notes

A very good first edition in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket has been bumped along the top of the cover.


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.