Date Published: 1957 to 2000
Binding: No binding & hard cover
Doris Lessing was a British-Zimbabwean (Rhodesian) novelist. She was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. In awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy described her as "that epicist of the female experience, who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny". In 2001, Lessing was awarded the David Cohen Prize for a lifetime's achievement in British literature. In 2008, The Times ranked her fifth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945"
The collection has 9 signed books dating from 1957 to 2002
9 Signed Books:
• The Four-Gated City. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1969. Black cloth in dust jacket. First American edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Tiny smudge to outer edge of the text block. Otherwise in pristine condition. The final volume in Lessing's “Children of Violence” series.
• The Habit of Loving. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1957. First American edition. Turquoise cloth in jacket. Rubbing and chipping to dust jacket with several small nicks to spine extremities. Very good. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page to Greg Gatenby with his signature on the front free endpaper. This was Lessing’s second collection of short stories.
• The Memoirs of a Survivor. Toronto: General Publishing Company, 1975. Green paper boards in jacket. Light surface wear to dust jacket with chipping at edges. First Canadian edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Greg Gatenby – Canadian writer and founder of the lnternational Festival of Authors who invited Lessing to participate in this festival. With Gatenby's signature on the front free endpaper.
• The Memoirs of a Survivor. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975. Cream cloth in dust jacket. Fine. First American edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Publisher's review note laid-in. The sixth novel written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
• Pas opjezelf lieveling [A Man and Two Women]. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1976. First Dutch edition. Dark red cloth in dust jacket. Near fine. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed by her to Greg Gatenby with Gatenby's signature on the front free endpaper.
• Play with a Tiger. London: Davis-Poynter Ltd, 1972. Paperback, perfect bound. Very good. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page, also with Greg Gatenby’s signature.
• Briefing into a Descent into Hell. New York: Random House, Vintage Books, 1981. Paperback, signed on the title page.
• Ben in the World. New York: HarperCollins, 2000. Black paper boards in dust jacket, signed on the title page.
• The Sweetest Dream, Flamingo/Harper Collins London, 2002 Paper Back, Very good condition, 478 pages, signed by Lessing on title page.
Collection on consignment with LDRB