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Bieler, Manfred. THE SAILOR IN THE BOTTLE - Hodder & Stoughton 1965

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The Sailor in the Bottle by Manfred Bieler. 1965 - Hodder & Stoughton. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, The Sailor in the Bottle by Manfred Bieler, published in 1965 by Hodder & Stoughton.

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Title The Sailor in the Bottle
Author Manfred Bieler
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1965
ISBN No
Cover Price 1.05
No. Pages 221
Dimensions 20 cm x 14 cm
Weight (kg) 0.31

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has blue boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and white, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of 21/-. It has a small closed tear to the front at the join with the flap.

Overall a fine copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Manfred Bieler

Manfred Bieler is a member of the German Authors Society. His stories, articles and plays have been translated into Russian, Czech and Hungarian and English.


Synopsis of this title

It is the close of World War II in Germany and under the Geneva Convention, Bonifaz, the repatriated sailor, can not be re-employed on active service. Instead he can look at life with a wry gimlet-eyed neutrality; the untarnishable saintly fool, both clown and fertility figure in the first days of a new Germany's creation. Bonifaz's progress in a tossed kaleidoscope of zany characters and situations has the sardonic humour and salty gusto which place this novel squarely in the German picaresque tradition. It is certainly remarkable as being one of the few uncommitted novels to come out of East Germany in the past twenty years.


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