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Modern First Editions

Front cover of Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee
Disgrace - J.M. Coetzee

Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee concerns David Lurie, middle-aged and twice divorced, a scholar fallen into disgrace. After years teaching Romantic poetry at the Technical University of Cape Town, he has an impulsive affair with a student. The affair sours; he is denounced and summoned before a committee of inquiry. Willing to admit his guilt, but refusing to yield to pressure to repent publicly, he resigns and retreats to an isolated smallholding owned by his daughter Lucy. This is the corect first edition printed by Biddles.

ZAR 350.00
Front Cover of Age Of Iron by J.M. Coetzee
Age Of Iron - J.M. Coetzee

Age Of Iron by J.M. Coetzee is set in Cape Town, South Africa, where an old woman is dying of cancer. A classics professor, Mrs. Curren has all her life been opposed to the lies and brutality of apartheid, but she has lived insulated from its true horrors. Now she is suddenly forced to come to terms with the iron-hearted rage that the system has wrought.

ZAR 350.00
Front cover of L'Abbe C by Georges Bataille
L'Abbe C - Georges Bataille

L'Abbe C by Georges Bataille is a shocking, unnerving narrative about the intense and terrifying relationship between twin brothers. Charles is a modern libertine, dedicated to vice and depravity, while Robert is a priest so devout that he is nicknamed 'l'Abbé'. When the sexually wild Eponine intrudes upon their suffocating relationship, anguish, delirium, and death ensue. Charged with sensuality and a heightened, dreamlike atmosphere, this novel portrays the darkest and most profound aspects of human experience.

ZAR 95.00
Front cover of The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The General in His Labyrinth - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the compelling tale of Simon Bolivar, a hero who has been forgotten and whose power is fading, retracing his steps down the Magdalena River. At the age of forty-six General Simon Bolivar, who drove the Spanish from his lands and became the Liberator of South America, takes himself into exile. He makes a final journey down the Magdalene River, revisiting the cities along its shores, reliving the triumphs, passions and betrayals of his youth.

ZAR 120.00