London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First UK edition. Hardcover. 276pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth with Title gilt stamped on backstrip. Near fine/Near fine. Name and date in ink on the front free endsheet, and some minor foxing; otherwise an uncommonly nice copy of this book in a bright jacket dust jacket. Item #1754
Second published work from the literary icon. The story of Jack Burns and his fight with modern society (a theme Abbey would revisit). The character of Jack Burns would turn up in later Abbey novels; Monkey Wrench Gang, Good News and Hayduke Lives! Basis for the film starring Kirk Douglas titled "Lonely are the Brave"