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Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with energy to spare in the evenings. A hard-drinking, hard-fighting young rebel of a man, he knows what he wants and he's sharp enough to get it. And before long, his carryings-on with a couple of married women is local gossip. But then one evening he meets a young girl in a pub, and Arthur's life begins to look less simple. Allan Sillitoe's classic novel of the 1950's is a story of timeless significance. The film of the novel, starring Albert Finney, transformed British cinema and was much imitated. "That rarest of all finds: a genuine no-punches-pulled, unromanticised working class novel. Mr Sillitoe is a born writer, who knows his milieu and describes it with vivid, loving precision." - "Daily Telegraph". "His writing has real experience in it and an instinctive accuracy that never loses its touch. His book has a glow about it as though he had plugged it into some basic source of the working-class spirit." - "Guardian". "Miles nearer the real thing than D.H.Lawrence's mystic, brooding working-men ever came." - "Sunday Express". "Very outspoken and vivid." - "Sunday Times". "A refreshing originality." - "Times Literary Supplement".
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Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928 and left school at 14 to work in various factories. He began writing after four years in the RAF, and lived for six years in France and Spain. His first stories were printed in the 'Nottingham Weekly Guardian'. In 1958 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' was published and 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', which won the Hawthornden prize for Literature, came out the following year. Both these books were made into films.
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Book Description W.H. Allen, 1958. Condition: Good. First. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP38330232
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001480896
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001464572
Book Description W. H. Allen, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Reprinted edition. GC.W.H. Allen,1973.Reprinted edition.Pictorial hardback(some nicks,dents and ink marks on the edges of the cover and spine) in GC, no Dj cover.Ex-Library book with stamp,pocket.Clean pages with small ink marks,small mark and slightly tainted on the outer edges,small tears on the edges of page 11 to 16,a couple of marks,creases and nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in GC with some shelf wear.222pp. Seller Inventory # 8654
Book Description W.H. Allen, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0491002009
Book Description 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Good. FIRST EDITION. 1958 hardcover first edition. Light reading wear, small ink mark to boards, dustjacket missing else good condition. Seller Inventory # 45-5GT3-DYJR
Book Description W.H. Allen, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First edition. (Precedes the American edition.) 213 p. Very Good. No jacket. Spine and a sliver of the back cover sunned, small wear spot on front cover. Very light foxing to endpapers. The rare first printing of British author Alan Sillitoe's first novel. It was the basis of a 1960 film. Seller Inventory # 150102023