London: Methuen & Co., 1934. First edition. Hardcover. 311 pp. plus 8 pages of ads at rear. Duodecimo [19 cm] in red cloth with gilt spine titles. Light chipping and wear to jacket spine, light edgewear to jacket; spine lightly cocked, boards toned at extremties, slight bump to rear board at top; foxing to textblock edges and occasionally to leaves, small stain to textblock foot, else interior is unmarked. Very good / very good. Item #49575
From the jacket: "This story, as told by a prisoner under life sentence, is for people with bold minds, not easily shocked-- people with a post-war outlook. It concerns those whose politics and moral views render them outlaws. The reader will feel compelled to answer the questions which are asked; Communists and Fascists alike will find it incumbent on them to examine Mr. Brett's arguments with scrupulous care"