London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1957. First UK edition. Hardcover. 276pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Green cloth-effect paper over boards with the title gilt stamped on the backstrip. The rear board is just a trifle warped, and the bottom edge of the text block is foxed. There is a little foxing on the endpapers as well. The dust jacket is foxing (heavily on the verso). There are a couple of small closed tears in the edges, and the rear inside flap is creased. Despite these flaws, the jacket is still relatively attractive. Very good / good +. Item #47199
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."