2008 "First Edition: August 2008" stated on copyright page; Little, Brown and Company publishers, New York; thick hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Breaking Dawn is the 2008 fourth and final novel in The Twilight Saga by American author Stephenie Meyer. Divided into three parts, the first and third sections are written from Bella Swan's perspective and the second is written from the perspective of Jacob Black. The novel directly follows the events of the previous novel, Eclipse, as Bella and Edward Cullen get married, leaving behind a heartbroken Jacob.
Breaking Dawn is divided into three separate parts. The first part details Bella's marriage and honeymoon with Edward, which they spend on Isle Esme, a private island off the coast of Brazil that Carlisle owns. Two weeks into their honeymoon, Bella realizes that she is pregnant and, because the fetus is part-vampire, that her condition is progressing at an unnaturally accelerated rate. After contacting Carlisle, who confirms her pregnancy, she and Edward immediately return home to Forks, Washington, where the fetus continues to develop at an abnormal speed and cause her physical and emotional distress.
The second part of the book is written from the perspective of Jacob Black, a werewolf who had also fallen in love with Bella. A month after the wedding, Bella calls her father, Charlie Swan, and says that she is sick. Charlie relays this to Billy Black, Jacob's father, and Billy relays it to the pack. Jacob thinks that Bella is now a vampire and attempts to lead an assault on the Cullens for breaking the treaty. When he arrives, he discovers that Bella is sick, but it is from her pregnancy, not from Edward having changed her into a vampire. Jacob begs Bella to have an abortion to save her life, as neither Carlisle with his medical training nor Alice with her ability to see the future are optimistic about Bella's prognosis. Despite concerns from both Jacob and Edward that the pregnancy will kill her, Bella decides to continue her pregnancy, believing she'll survive long enough to give birth and be saved once she's transformed into a vampire. As werewolves are telepathic, able to hear the thoughts of their pack members, through Jacob, they learn of the situation in the Cullens' home and, fearing Bella will give birth to a bloodthirsty child she cannot control, want to kill Bella in order to destroy the fetus. Jacob refuses...