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The Gate of Angels
  • The Gate of Angels


    Penelope Fitzgerald. 


    London: Collins, 1990. Octavo. Black buckram boards in a pictorial dust wrapper. 167 pages. Signed first edition. Near fine. 


    Signed by Fitzgerald on the title page. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize.


    “More than that, I believe that the grass is green because green is restful to the human eye, that the sky is blue to give us an idea of the infinite. And that blood is red so that murder will be more easily detected and criminals will be brought to justice. Yes, and I believe that I shall live forever, but I shall live without reason.”

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