First Edition. John Morton-Sale dustjacket art. Uncommon novel by this Irish actor and playwright. Novel that 'charts the careers of four young people who choose to marry for reasons that accord with lower middle class Catholic expediency rather than fore romantic love, and whose choices return to haunt them, as they find themselves unable to do without true human love and fulfillment. Financial imperatives mean that three of the protagonists marry unhappily and one of the three ends up murdered as a result.' (Oxford Handbook on Modern Irish Fiction) Very Good, some spotting to cloth in Good edge chipped dustjacket, small stain at lower spine end, piece of scotch tape at top spine end.
Jazz Age and Depression Era Literature & Non-Fiction