London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First UK edition. Hardcover. 276pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green paper covered boards with title stamped in gilt on the backstrip. Good only. Ex-library. Ink stamps on the top and bottom edges of the text block. Paper library label at the foot of the spine. The spine and the top half of the rear cover are faded. Multiple library markings on the endsheets and first several pages. Item #23655
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"