The vaults of the Paris Opéra hide a hideous secret, and it’s revealed with theatrical flourish in this lavish new Folio edition.
The Shadow of the Wind (Limited Edition)
Illustrated by Jorge González
Preface by Lucia Graves
Translated by Lucia Graves
Limited to 500 numbered copies
Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s best-selling phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind is beautifully presented as a spectacular leather-bound Folio limited edition with a new preface by translator Lucia Graves and atmospheric artwork by Jorge González.
‘Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read.’
- Stephen King
Dawn is breaking in post-war Barcelona when Daniel’s father guides him through the mist to a mysterious building hidden in the heart of the old city. Here in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, ten-year-old Daniel is allowed to choose one from the thousands of abandoned volumes that line the labyrinthine corridors. Inexplicably drawn to The Shadow of the Wind, the boy clutches his prize, unaware of the fantastical and frightening chain of events that its discovery triggers; a mystery that will see the new custodian embark on a dangerous quest to reveal the book’s shocking secrets. A captivating story of huge historical and fantastical scope, this book about books became an international bestseller and remains beloved the world over.
With this beautiful limited edition, you can step into Daniel's shoes and choose La Sombra del Viento directly from the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Its sumptuous leather binding, blocked in gold and with a gilded top edge, is an exact replica of Daniel's own magical discovery. Limited to just 500 numbered copies, each edition is signed by the artist Jorge González and presented in a cloth-bound slipcase with a design depicting the enchanting interior of the emporium. Hidden inside the slipcase the illustration of the magical library continues, while González has also created seven double-page illustrations that are woven throughout the novel and recreate Ruiz Zafón’s Barcelona. The limited edition includes an exclusive print, as well as a beautifully written new preface by translator Lucia Graves, who first brought this literary phenomenon to an anglophone readership.
Limitation tip signed by Jorge González
Bound in leather blocked in gold foil
496 pages set in Sabon
7 double-page colour illustrations
Illustrated black & white title-page spread
Gilded page tops
Slipcase covered with printed cloth and with hidden illustration inside
Exclusive print in presentation folder
10˝ x 6¾˝
‘An instant classic.’
- Daily Telegraph
A multi-million bestseller, and one of the most successful Spanish novels ever written, (second only to Don Quixote),The Shadow of the Wind is a literary thriller laced with fantastical elements that captured the imagination of a generation. Engrossed in his precious book, Daniel becomes preoccupied with the mysterious life of its author, Julian Carax. As a sinister history begins to emerge, Daniel’s life is embroiled in danger; shadowy figures want this rare book destroyed and Julian Carax erased from history. Set among Barcelona’s crumbling buildings and warren of alleyways, Daniel’s perilous quest is also his maturation, as he navigates love, friendship and a fraught paternal relationship in a city still healing after the Civil War. An incredible literary achievement, The Shadow of the Wind can now be shared with generations to come in this beautiful leather-bound limited edition.
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