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Ackroyd, Peter
MILTON IN AMERICA

Imprint: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover

Sinclair-Stevenson 1st edition. HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked. Jacket has light scuffing and a little wear at upper corners, not clipped. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; When Peter Ackroyd, one of Britain's undisputed literary masters, writes a new novel, it is a literary event. With his last novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree, "as gripping and ingenious a murder mystery as you could hope to come across," in the words of the San Francisco Chronicle, he reached a whole new level of critical and popular success. Now, with his trademark blending of historical fact and fictive fancy, Ackroyd has placed the towering poet of Paradise Lost in the new Eden that is colonial America. John Milton, aging, blind, fleeing the restoration of English monarchy and all the vain trappings that go with it ("misrule" in his estimation) , comes to New England, where he is adopted by a community of fellow puritans as their leader. With his enormous powers of intellect, his command of language, and the awe the townspeople hold him in, Milton takes on absolute power. Insisting on strict and merciless application of puritan justice, he soon becomes, in his attempt at regaining paradise, as much a tyrant as the despots from whom he and his comrades have sought refuge, more brutal than the "savage" native Americans. As always, Ackroyd has crafted a thoroughly enjoyable novel that entertains while raising provocative questions--this time about America's founding myths. With a resurgence of interest in the puritans (in the movie adaptations of The Scarlet Letter and the forthcoming The Crucible) , Milton in America is particularly relevant. It is also entirely absorbing--in short, vintage Ackroyd. [450-noto], Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock number: 2982. ISBN: 1856196968

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton in America

Imprint: London, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Mandarin, 1997
Binding: Softback

12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. BX3 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in monochrome illustrated dark brown wraps with very minor overall shelf wear plus some creasing of the front cover plus some light yellowing of the outside paper edges. A speculative fictional story in which John Milton, Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the King's return to London decides to flee England to join a Puritan settlement in New England. 277p.. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Trade Paperback. Jacket: No Jacket as Issued

Stock number: SCW03821. ISBN: 0749386258

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Bookmarc's

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton in America

Imprint: New York, Doubleday, 1997
Edition: 1st
Binding: hardcover

Fine copy in fine dust jacket, 8vo, 307 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS045826I. ISBN: 9780385477086

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Abacus Bookshop

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Ackroyd, Peter
MILTON IN AMERICA

Imprint: Random House of Canada, Limi, 1997
Binding: Paperback

The poet John Milton is transposed to the New World, where he has travelled to flee the tyranny of the Old. His adventures with his amanuensis, Gooseq uill, are by turns picaresque and delightful. However, Paradise Found will ultimately be lost in the most appalling and bloody circumstances., Very Good

Stock number: RWARE0000014217. ISBN: 9780749386252

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: Infinity Books Japan

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Ackroyd, Peter
Milton In America

Imprint: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1996
Edition: First British Edition
Binding: Hardcover

A crisp clean apparently unread FIRST BRITISH EDITION showing only light shelfwear to boards and DJ edges & protected in acid free mylar jacket protector, Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Stock number: 6857. ISBN: 1856196968

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge slightly aged,minimally dust-soiled and an elliptical grubbed stain,fore-edges slightly aged,but clearer and less affected; contents generally bright,tight and clean - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original plain weave-patterned khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict, treachery, hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja437512. ISBN: 1856196968.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - a small, accidental(?) diagonal crease to top corner of dw/djs' front inner flap.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,but clean; contents bright, tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright, crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright, crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/ backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4 blank pp at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London, had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja545215. ISBN: 1856196968.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
MILTON IN AMERICA.**

Imprint: LONDON.SINCLAIR-STEVENSON,1996.
Edition: UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE+/FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,colour pictorial illustrated dw/dj; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no major nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges both slightly aged/toned,a seemingly ubiquitous fault,but clean; contents bright,tight,clean, solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - appears possibly an unread copy? Publisher's bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,original weave-patterned,plain khaki cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked brown ink letters to spine/backstrip and clean,plain dark brown endpapers.UK,slim 8vo HB+ dw/dj,1st edn,5-276pp [paginated] includes Pts 1+2 comprising 30 chapters,b/w line illustrated chapter head-pieces; plus [unpaginated],half-title+title pages,a dedication,Pts separator pages and 4pp blanks at rear.See also,book ID rja545215 for another UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn of this title. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS and MODERN FIRSTS2 catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. What if John Milton,Cromwell's secretary, anticipating the king's return to London,had decided to flee England in order to avoid imprisonment or death? What if he had crossed the ocean and joined the Puritans recently settled in New England? Peter Ackroyd takes this idea and from it creates an enthralling story of conflict,treachery,hypocrisy and greed. One of Ackroyd's finest achievements,'Milton in America' is a brilliant and mysterious novel which takes the reader into an enchanted world that is part dream and part history,part invention and part myth. Please contact seller,for correct,insured (where necessary)shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! N.B. ALL buyers please note,that stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of any inexpensive book! If speed is not of the essence,then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja553015. ISBN: 1856196968.

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