Item #50983 UNKNOWN ASSAILANT. Patrick Hamilton.


London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1955. 1st Edition. [6], 181, [5] pp. 4 pages of adverts conclude volume. 7-1/2" x 5". Blue cloth binding with silver stamped lettering to spine. Multi-color dust jacket. Slight lean. Age-toning to paper. Still, a VG copy in a VG dust jacket, which has the price excised from the lower front flap. Item #50983

Hamilton, "was an English playwright and novelist. He was well regarded by Graham Greene and J. B. Priestley, and study of his novels has been revived because of their distinctive style, deploying a Dickensian narrative voice to convey aspects of inter-war London street culture. They display a strong sympathy for the poor, as well as an acerbic black humour. Doris Lessing wrote in The Times in 1968: 'Hamilton was a marvellous novelist who's grossly neglected'"

Price: $175.00

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