Ondaatje, Michael: The English Patient. First Edition/First Printing.« back
This is a first edition and first printing of The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, published by Bloomsbury in 1992.
The hardback book and protected dust jacket are in Near Fine condition with no inscriptions.
The final curtain is closing on the Second World War, and Hana, a nurse, stays behind in an abandoned Italian villa to tend to her only remaining patient. Rescued by Bedouins from a burning plane, he is English, anonymous, damaged beyond recognition and haunted by his memories of passion and betrayal. The only clue Hana has to his past is the one thing he clung on to through the fire - a copy of The Histories by Herodotus, covered with hand-written notes describing a painful and ultimately tragic love affair.