First edition of The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.
Octavo, , 307pp. Tan hardcover, cream cloth spine, title stamped in red on spine. Stated “first edition” on copyright page with no additional printings listed. Solid text block, faint toning to bottom edge, top edge dyed gray, a near fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $21.00 retail price on front flap, a fine example.
The English Patient is set in the North African campaign of World War II. The book was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996 starring Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Willem Dafoe, and Colin Firth. The film received nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture.