signed first edition Hardcover
2009 · London
by Littell, Jonathan; Mandell, Charlotte [translator]
London: Chatto and Windus, 2009. First English Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Octavo, 983 pages; VG/VG: spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '£20.00'; slight age-toning to text block; SIGNED flat on tipped-in page preceding title page; shelved case 6. The Kindly Ones (French: Les Bienveillantes) is a 2006 historical fiction novel written in French by American-born author Jonathan Littell. The book is narrated by its fictional protagonist Maximilien Aue, a former SS officer of French and German ancestry who helped to carry out the Holocaust and was present during several major events of World War II. The book became a bestseller in France and was widely discussed in newspapers, magazines, academic journals, books and seminars. It was also awarded two of the most prestigious French literary awards, the Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française and the Prix Goncourt in 2006, and has been translated into several languages. [wikipedia]. 1313171. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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