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The Berlin Stories.

Stock Code 106502

New York, New Directions, 1945

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Inscribed by Christopher Isherwood. Signed by the author on the title page beneath which he adds 'see page 41'. 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 mid 1930s it still came naturally to a would be liberal but upper class Englishman to refer to money lenders as 'the Jews' - just as Byron did!'

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 Cabaret. Presentation copies of Isherwood's major titles are uncommon.

First combined edition, first printing, signed by the author; 8vo; publisher's grey cloth, title to spine in black on a brown ground, photomontage dust-jacket, somewhat browned with a couple of minor scuffs, otherwise a near-fine copy.

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