The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson 2008 | ARC Proof 1st Edition


  • Author: Stieg Larsson
  • Publisher: Maclehose Press, London, 2008
  • Binding: Soctcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: First Edition

First edition, first printing. Binding tight, cover has minor faded spot due to handling, internally fine, unmarked. Near Fine copy.

The rare British uncorrected proof, preceding the advance reading copy and the first appearance of the novel in English. According to the British publisher, approximately 200 copies were produced. Initially the publisher was so desperate to get the word out about “this obscure Swedish crime novel” that they gave the proof copies away to people reading in parks and planted dozens more on the back seats of taxis and on tube trains. Thus, few likely have survived. The rest of course is history, with millions of copies sold and films made in both Swedish and English.

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson’s thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.

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