"I DON'T LIKE IT WHEN I KNOW FROM THE START HOW THINGS WILL TURN OUT, DO YOU?"
WAIN, John. Hurry on Down. London: Secker & Warburg, 1953. Octavo, original red paper boards, original dust jacket. $225.
First edition of Wain's first and best novel.
Wain's bestselling first novel traces the misadventures of an underemployed Oxford graduate attempting to find success and love in 1950s Britain. "[A] bustling kaleidoscope of a book, by an author fertile in expedient, keenly observant and occasionally probing the heart of darkness" (Sunday Times). Small bookseller ticket.
Only slight rubbing to dust jacket. A very nearly fine copy.