Get Ready for Battle


Published by John Murray, London, 1962
Condition: Fine+ Hardcover
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First Impression. Small 8vo; 224pp. Publisher's green cloth, the spine lettered in black; in the correct illustrated dust jacket with a publisher's 2 sticker over the original 1 price. A nearly pristine copy, apparently unread and seemingly without fault. A superb copy of the author's fifth book. Born in Cologne, in 1927, into a middle-class German-Jewish family, Ruth Prawer studied literature in London, where she met and married Cyrus Jhabvala, an Indian student. At age 24, she moved with him to India, and her delight in the country is reflected in her early novels. "But later, following a trip back to Europe in 1960 . . . Jhabvala's vision of India took a darker turn in Get Ready for Battle (1962), in which, in the last of her novels to deal chiefly with Indian characters, she confronts India's staggering social problems. This novel, and the collection of stories which followed it, Like Birds, Like Fishes (1963), marks the end of what might usefully be seen as the first phase of Jhabvala's fiction writing." (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 # BB0732

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Title: Get Ready for Battle

Publisher: John Murray, London

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine+

Edition: First Edition.

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