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ISHERWOOD, Christopher.

The Berlin Stories.

Stock Code
106502
New York.New Directions.1945
£1,750

Signed by the author on the title page beneath which he adds 'see page 41'. And on that page at the point in the text which reads 'it was the Jews, not the ladies, who got him in the end' the word Jew is crossed through and corrected to 'money lenders'. Isherwood adds the fascinating note 'this is an interesting bit of racism (it is corrected in all later editions, I think) which dates the novel. It shows that, in the mod 1930's it still came naturally to a wouldbe liberal but upperclass Englishman to refer to ,oney lenders as 'the Jews' - just as Byron did '
We have never before seen such an honest and telling annotation by Isherwood in any context.
Prints all the stories from Mr. Norris Changes Trains & Goodbye to Berlin (including Sally Bowles) Which together formed the basis of the musical and multi Oscar-winning film

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First combined edition, first printing, SiGNed by the author, 8vo. Publisher's grey cloth, title to spine in black on a brown ground. With the photomontage dust jacket. An excellent copy in the somewhat browned dust jacket with a couple of minor scuffs.

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