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Hamsun, Knut



Reprint. With the extremely scarce Warwick Reynolds dust jacket. Publisher’s original cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Very good in good [only] price-clipped dust jacket. Foxing to exterior of text block, some light discoloration to front and rear free endpapers, erased pencil/ink mark at top right of front free endpaper. Dust jacket with chipping and creasing to edges and corner folds. Minor loss at head of rear panel, closed tear at bottom of rear panel. Some spotting to spine and reverse of flap folds. *** Probably the most famous novel by Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun (1859-1952). Hunger was first published in Norwegian (under the title Sult) in 1890. An English translation by George Egerton (pseudonym for Mary Chavelita Dunne) was published by Leonard Smithers in 1899. UK publisher Duckworth re-issued Hunger in 1921 after Hamsun won the Nobel Prize for literature. A new translation by Robert Bly came out in 1974. Our copy is a 1957 reprint of the first Duckworth edition in the very scarce original dust jacket.

Book Details

AuthorHamsun, Knut
PublisherGerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.
Publisher Year1957
Book ConditionVery Good
Jacket ConditionGood
Binding TypeHardcover