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 spine ends are very gently bumped. The spine is barely perceptibly rolled. The pages are browned, and the text block is fragile in several places. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with minor soiling and lightly chipped edges. There is a short closed tear in the bottom edge. The edges of the front panel and rear inside flap are heavily darkened. The edges of the rear panel are slightly moisture stained. Item #20436
This was Nathanael West's third novel. It is a satire of the myth of success.