An excellent copy of the first novel by John Braine, a leading light amongst the so-called ‘Angry Young Men’ writers who emerged onto the English literary scene in the 1950s. Unusual to find in such condition and with the original publisher’s wrap-around also present. The book would also serve as the catalyst for the British New Wave of Kitchen Sink realism films (1959).
First edition, 8vo, bookplate on front free endpaper, publisher’s green cloth lettered in gilt on spine, dust-jacket, original publisher’s wrap-around, minor browning, dust-jacket by John Minton, very slightly frayed at some corners, overall a superior example.
Provenance: From the library of Anthony Cromerford.
Stock ID: 97145