Book is in Good condition with white boards and gilt lettering. Moderate foxing to textblock, some spotting to boards. Spine is partly unglued from spine cover, but hinges are still intact. Dustjacket is in Fair condition with overall light soiling and darkening. Wear along edges. Dj front flap is price-clipped and flap edges have light wear. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 936 pgs. Additional shipping charges may apply to international orders. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: 'The Sunne in Splendour' is a magnificent historical novel about Richard III. Set against a vast, colourful canvas it covers the whole period of The War of the Roses opening with Richard as a child of seven and following him through a turbulent youth and manhood to his betrayal and death at The Battle of Bosworth Field. The historical detail is brilliantly depicted and brings to life the atmosphere of the time with extraordinary immediacy and excitement.
From the Publisher:
As a publisher I have been lucky to be able to visit bookstores all over the country, independent and chain alike. What interests me first about these stores is what titles are being displayed in the 'Staff Recommends' section of the store. It is here that you can find treasured, beloved books quite dear to someone who works in the stores, someone waiting quite eagerly for the chance to hand sell their recommended titles.
It is in these Staff Recommend sections that I kept on seeing our Penman's titles, HERE BE DRAGONS, FALLS THE SHADOW, THE RECKONING and also SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR and WHEN CHRIST AND HIS SAINTS SLEPT.
It's funny, you can sell something for years before you notice that the author has been quietly making a powerful impact on people everywhere.
I started with HERE BE DRAGONS and I have never looked back. Her trilogy of the decline of the Welsh kings ( DRAGON, FALLS THE SHADOW and THE RECKONING)is a holiday gift I give year after year, and I'm happy to say they have always been embraced and loved. From my 15 year old niece to my 70 year old mother and many ages in between, all readers are enchanted and transported to a land and an age gone forever. But Penman makes them live forever in our minds and hearts with fantastic, unforgettable characters and wonderful history. HERE BE DRAGONS is such a great title--medieval mapmakes would write those words across any part of the map that was unknown.. a wonderful metaphor for how little the Welsh and English knew of each other.
SUNNE IN SPLENDOUR--Warning: This is not Shakespeare's Richard III. In this novel, Richard is a victim of circumstance and man vilified by the Tudors, but here presented as a decent and normal man, a man of conscience.
AND he is not a murderer. Yes, those princes did die, but not by Richard's hand.
WHEN CHRIST AND HIS SAINTS SLEPT
Another wonderful title, for it refers to the 15 years of England's darkest time-the civil war between the cousins Queen Maud and King Steven. England was deserted, for Christ and his saints were sleeping. I had never even heard of these royals. Queen Maud was the legitimate heir to the throne, but a woman, and there fore not fit to rule. She is also the mother of Henry, who later married Eleanor of Aquitaine . Pretty heady stuff, more incredible men and women, another book to get totally lost in.
Although it has been years since all these books were first published, I can name 5 stores I have been in in the past 3 months that have one of these titles in the Staff Recommends section.
-Alice Kesterson, Ballantine Regional Sales Manger
Titel: The Sunne in Splendour
Verlag: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Einband: Hard Cover
Auflage: First Edition
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. This item is listed as acceptable. All pages are intact and all text is readable, but binding may be loose and pages may have creases and shelf wear. May be missing dust jacket and/or supplementary material, and may contain writing and/or heavy highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 34FCGU0010IS_ns
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co. Hardcover. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2822039017
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG003061368X
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1982. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+. First Edition/First Printing. Page edges foxed. Several closed tears to jacket. Still tight, just a used copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 32737
Buchbeschreibung Holt Rinehart Winston, NY, 1982. Buchzustand: VG/VG. 1st printing. 8vo. 936pp. A little play to binding -- big book could've used full cloth. Couple. 1/4" tears and light wear to DJ, price present. By the way, there is no blind stamp on the back corner -- I know. enough to check on this title. Buchnummer des Verkäufers MAIN003194I
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co, U.S.A., 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. 1st Edition. 1ST EDITION. Hard bound in dust jacket. Dust jacket show edge wear along with chips and a few small tears, otherwise in good condition. (Heavy - please call for overseas shipping quote). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 36061
Buchbeschreibung Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. First Edition. Hardcover in jacket. Light edge wear and browning to jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 075078
Buchbeschreibung U.S.A.: Henry Holt & Co, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1st Edition. VG/G. Jacket in mylar. 1st printing. Short tear and chip to front panel edge. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-1489343510028
Buchbeschreibung Henry Holt & Co., 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good DJ. First edition. First printing, near fine hardcover shows just a touch of shelf wear, in very good + dust jacket (price at flap) that shows a touch of soil and edge wear that includes a few very short closed tears. 936 pages. Still a good looking copy of this notable historical novel entered around Richard III. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18318
Buchbeschreibung Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. First printing, clean and unmarked. Quarter bound in cream cloth. Geneaology illustrated endpapers. 936pp. Dust jacket, rubbed at tips, offered in a new mylar cover. Size: 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 041982