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Our Lady of the Flowers

Genet, Jean


1st Edition

Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Previous owner’s name and date in small black writing on f.f.e. Otherwise clean and unmarked. Dust jacket slightly sunned to spine and with some shelf wear to edges. Unclipped with the original price of 30s. net to flap. *** Genet’s first novel, written while he was in prison, and first published in France in 1943 as a limited edition. A trade edition, revised by the author, was issued in 1951. This is the first English translation of that edition, also published in the US by Grove Press in the same year. *** Translated by Bernard Frechtman. With an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre, calling the books ‘an epic of masturbation’ (meant as a compliment).

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Book Details

AuthorGenet, Jean
PublisherAnthony Blond
Publisher Year1964
Book ConditionFine
Jacket ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeHardcover
Edition1st Edition