The Biographer's Tale, signed by the author, 1st/ 1st, 2000
This is a fine copy of The Biographer's Tale, signed by the author A. S. Byatt, 2000, London. The jacket is in fine condition, with only a slight mark. The boards are unchipped and unmarked, and the textblocks and inner pages are without any discolouration. It has not been price clipped. There is no previous owners ink, aside from that of the authors signature and date. Overall this is a fine copy.
The story is about a postgraduate student, Phineas G. Nanson, who decides to write a biography about an obscure biographer, Scholes Destry-Scholes. During the course of his research he fails to learn much about the actual subject of his biography, but discovers a lot of Destry-Scholes' unpublished research about real historical figures Carl Linnaeus, Francis Galton and Henrik Ibsen. In the book, Byatt combines facts with fiction when recounting the lives of the three latter figures.