1986 Scarce First Edition - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones.
Author: Diana Wynne Jones.
Title: Howl's Moving Castle.
Publisher: New York, Greenwillow Books, 1986. First Edition (stated), first printing.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 9 " X 6.5 ".
Pages: 212 pages.
Dust jacket: Very good dust jacket (price unclipped, very few small tears and chips - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Binding: Very good hardcover binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, outer-upper rear corner slightly bumped - as shown).
Content: Very good, near fine, content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Estimate : (USD 1300 - USD 1800)
The book: Scarce First edition of the 1986 novel Howl's Moving Castle -- inspired by a boy at a school the author was visiting, who asked her to write a book called The Moving Castle. It was published first by Greenwillow in the U.S., where it was a runner-up for the annual Boston Globe–Horn Book Award in children's fiction. In 2004, Hayao Miyazaki made the Japanese-language animated movie Howl's Moving Castle, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. A version dubbed in English was released in the UK and US in 2005, with the voice of Howl performed by Christian Bale. Next year Jones and the novel won the annual Phoenix Award from the Children's Literature Association, recognizing the best children's book published twenty years earlier that did not win a major award (named for mythical bird phoenix to suggest the book's rise from obscurity).
The author: Diana Wynne Jones (16 August 1934 – 26 March 2011) was a British novelist, poet, academic, literary critic, and short story writer. She principally wrote fantasy and speculative fiction novels for children and young adults.
Some of her better-known works are the Chrestomanci series, the Dalemark series; the three Moving Castle novels and Dark Lord of Derkholm; and The Tough Guide To Fantasyland. She has been cited as an inspiration and muse for several fantasy and science fiction authors: including Philip Pullman, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Penelope Lively, Robin McKinley, Megan Whalen Turner, J.K. Rowling and Dina Rabinovitch.
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