Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner, The

SILLITOE, Alan (1928-2010)

Published by W. H. Allen, London, 1959
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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8vo: 176pp. Publisher's grey cloth, spine stamped in silver gilt; dust jacket illustrated by Mona Moore and priced 12s/6d. A Near Fine copy, very lightly read, with dust-soiled top edge, offsetting to end papers, owner's inscription to front free end paper; about Fine or better jacket, bright and unfaded, with lightly soiled back panel. First Impression of the author's second book (following "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning"), a collection of nine stories. "Despite their hasty assembly, the stories in Loneliness cohere remarkably well. They are all set in working-class milieux (sometimes shading into criminal ones); they all have working-class protagonists (apart from "Mr Raynor the Schoolteacher" and the narrator of "The Decline and Fall of Frankie Buller"); and they all deal with different kinds of isolation. . . . Loneliness suggested that Sillitoe was perhaps less a long-distance runner than a master of the short sprint." A film version of the title story, scripted by Sillitoe, directed by Tony Richardson and became a classic of British "New Wave" cinema. 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 # BB0720

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Title: Loneliness of the Long-distance Runner, The

Publisher: W. H. Allen, London

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine+

Edition: First Edition.

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