"TONS OF ROCK AND THE TWO GREAT GUNS OF NAVARONE": FIRST EDITION OF GUNS OF NAVARONE
MACLEAN, Alistair. The Guns of Navarone. London: Collins, 1957. Octavo, original blue cloth, original dust jacket. $500.
First edition of MacLean's breakthrough second novel, in original dust jacket.
Critically hailed as "a splendid thriller of wartime adventures… Guns of Navarone combines the sharp excitement of Graham Greene's pre-war novels with the hour-by-hour technique of C.S. Forester's post-war tales" (New York Times). This second novel by the Scottish writer was the basis for the Oscar-winning 1961 film starring Gregory Peck. Gift inscriptions.
A fine copy.