The Country Girls Trilogy, comprising] The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl, [and] Girls in their ... The Country Girls Trilogy, comprising] The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl, [and] Girls in their ...

The Country Girls Trilogy, comprising] The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl, [and] Girls in their Married Bliss

O'BRIEN, Edna

Published by Hutchinson / Jonathan Cape [through 1964], London, 1960
Condition: Fine- Hardcover
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Three First Impressions. 8vo's: 224; 254; 190pp. Country Girls (Hutchinson, 1960): Publisher's black cloth, spine titled in gilt within sky-blue title block; price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by Jillian Willett. About Fine, with lightly spotted top edge and neat ownership inscription to front fly leaf, in Near Fine or better jacket with minor foxing to base of back panel and flap folds. The Lonely Girl (Cape, 1962): Publisher's mauve cloth, spine stamped gilt, price-clipped dust jacket illustrated by Hofbauer. Fine, but for neat gift inscription to front fly leaf, in about Fine jacket with small stains to back panel. Girls in their Married Bliss (Cape, 1964): Publisher's French blue cloth, spine stamped gilt, top edge stained black, illustrated dust jacket by David Fawcett, priced 18s. About Fine (covers slighted bowed), in just about Fine jacket, spine panel very lightly rubbed and dust-soiled. In all, a handsome, collectible set. O'Brien's momentous debut, banned in Ireland because of sexual content, "charts the progress of two young Irish girls, Kate and Baba, as they escape their rural home place for the relative cosmopolitanism of Dublin. It is no accident that, in the first novel, a turning point in Kate's development is marked by her acquisition of a copy of Joyce's Dubliners [Joyce was hugely influential in O'Brien's writing life, and in 1999 she wrote a biography of him ]. . . . When asked late in his life if he would ever return to Ireland, Joyce gave the famously enigmatic reply, 'Have I ever left it?', and Edna O'Brien's relationship with her home country is complicated in ways that are similarly fraught and complex." (The Literary Encyclopedia) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1165

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Title: The Country Girls Trilogy, comprising] The ...

Publisher: Hutchinson / Jonathan Cape [through 1964], London

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine-

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First Edition.

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