The Wanting Seed
Place Published: New York
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc
Date Published: 1963
Edition: First American edition
Book Id: 45534
285pp. Octavo [22 cm] Tan cloth effect paper over boards with blue ink stamped lettering and peach-colored double ruled lines on the spine. Very good condition. The extremities are very gently bumped and rubbed, and there are under a dozen small, light stains on the endsheets. The dust jacket, designed by Larry Lurin, is in very good condition, with mild age-toning and light soiling. Price-clipped.
A Malthusian comedy, with the theme of over-population. From the dust jacket- "Mr. Burgess's fantasy lays claim to join the select list of books (headed by Brave New World, 1984, and his own A Clockwork Orange) which present a vision of our prospects, macabre yet so germane to our fears that it cannot easily be put out of mind."