A Fanatic Heart. Signed by Edna O’Brien. Illustrated by Judy Pedersen. Signed Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center. 1984.

$50.00

Edna O’Brien ranks among the best Irish authors of all time, putting her in the class of James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and George Bernard Shaw. Yet unlike these male counterparts, O’Brien’s work captures the inner lives and desires of women. She writes characters who are relatable and full of personality and idiosyncrasies. Her narratives capture something essential about life in Ireland as a woman in particular. In A Fanatic Heart, O’Brien compiles a collection of short stories that harken back to Joyce’s Dubliners but also fundamentally display O’Brien’s interest in womanhood. Many of these stories are drawn from previous publications with a selection of previously unpublished works as well. Critics hailed it as a landmark collection, one that solidified O’Brien’s genius in the rich canon of Irish literature.

This signed limited first edition is in fine condition. In the original brown leather boards, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt edges. O’Brien’s signature is on the front endpaper.

A fine signed limited first edition of Edna O’Brien’s important short story collection.

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A Fanatic Heart. Signed by Edna O’Brien. Illustrated by Judy Pedersen. Signed Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center. 1984.

 

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in