London: Allen Lane, 1973. Hardcover. First British edition. This is the first British edition of Williams's classic novel of life in academia. A fine book in a fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy. Front flap is clipped but publisher's price of "£2.50 net" is present. A recent bestseller in Europe, the novel has continued to gain recognition with many scholars calling it the "best novel you never read." Wrote Julian Barnes recently: "It is good, and it has considerable substance, and gravity, and continuation in the mind afterwards." The British edition was published 10 years after the U.S. edition and is far more difficult to find, especially in collectible condition.
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