Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee, 1st/1st, 1990
London: Secker & Warburg, (1990). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is without signs of wear, aside from the price clipping present, and a slight spotting on the interior side. The text blocks are this copy’s main detriment, with the top side showing moderate foxing- the bottom and side are free from foxing. Among the author’s most popular works, Age of Iron was the 1990 Sunday Express Book of the Year. In it, he paints a picture of social and political tragedy unfolding in a country ravaged by racism and violence. Critically acclaimed, it remains one of the most striking pieces of literature regarding South African apartheid and is still used in schools worldwide for literature studies. Coetzee would win the Nobel Prize for Literature thirteen years later.