Established
2004
Relaunched
2024
MintFirsts logo
Our booksHow we tradeAbout usCredits & thanksYour account
  • Home page
  • Our books
  • How we trade
  • About us
  • Credits & thanks
  • Your account
  • Your cart
MENU

Girl, 20

First edition of Kingsley Amis's Girl, 20

Kingsley Amis
First edition. Crown 8vo. Pp. 253, [3 (blank)]. Black cloth boards, lettered in gilt to spine; cerise top-stain. Bill Botten-designed dustwrapper, bears two paragraphs of text, rather than three, and no price printed to unclipped front flap, followed by adverts for a couple of Amis titles – I Want It Now & The Green Man – to rear flap, plus author's photo by Mark Gerson to back panel. Possibly intended for distribution to the Commonwealth. Dustwrapper sustains two 1/2" closed tears on upper front and rear panels, else Fine.
A conductor-composer and pillar of the establishment champions fashionable causes while indulging his taste for ever-younger women in swinging late '60s London, to the dismay of his long-suffering wife. Author's ninth novel is "vintage Amis, acidly funny [and] shamelessly entertaining". According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was "the finest British comic novelist of the second half of the twentieth century." In 2008, The Times ranked him ninth on their list of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. "Not only a very funny book, it also hits dozens of nails smartly on the head." The Observer
edition
first edition
format
hardback
publisher
Jonathan Cape
published in
London
publication year
1971
ISBN
0224005863
pagination
253 pages
width × height
14 × 20.5 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding style
cloth
binding state
original binding
condition  . . .
fine
of jacket
near fine
GBP£ 45
EUR€ 52.80
USD$ 58
ref.379 U74