London: Neville Spearman, 1954. First UK edition. Hardcover. 138pp. Twelvemo [19 cm] Red paper covered boards with a white ink stamped title on the spine. Very good. The endsheets are subtly darkened, and the pages are mildly browned. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with lightly chipped edges. Mildly darkened, rubbed and soiled. There are several small light stains on the rear panel. There is a 1/2 inch long forked tear the top edge of the front panel, and there is a 1/2 inch closed tear in the top edge of the rear panel. Item #20433
This was Nathanael West's third novel. It is a satire of the myth of success.