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Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper

Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper

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Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper

by Orwell, George

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Gollancz, 1940. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Gollancz in 1940. Some light spotting to end papers. Some foxing to edges which are a little dusty. Very slight wear to head and tail of spine. Cloth dull with a few blemishes. The unclipped dust wrapper (priced 7/6 net on the spine) dust marked, with some creasing and rubbing. Spine of dust wrapper tanned. Some ink marks to rear. One crease to the spine and to the top of the front panel. Initially a review of 'Tropic of Cancer' by Henry Miller, Orwell moves on to discuss Charles Dickens and 1920s to 1930s literature. The biblical story of Jonah and the whale is used as a metaphor for accepting experience without seeking to change it, Jonah inside the whale being comfortably protected from the problems of the outside world. A very rare Orwell title, with no US equivalent edition. Gollancz published 1000 copies were published of which 'several copies [were] destroyed in an air raid.' (cf. Fenwick, G., (1998)). Copies in dust wrappers are exceptionally scarce.

Synopsis

Inside the Whale and Other Essays is a book of essays written by George Orwell in 1940. It includes the eponymous essay Inside the Whale.

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Bookseller
John Atkinson Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
9108
Title
Inside The Whale - in the original dust wrapper
Author
Orwell, George
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
Gollancz
Date Published
1940
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Literary Fiction;

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