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Book Condition: Fine
This beautiful, tender, and imaginative film script by Dylan Thomas was only recently discovered at the time of the publication of this book. "Here is the egg of a seabird- lovely, perfect, and laid this very morning". So wrote E.M. Forster when the book Twenty Years A-Growing by the Irish writer Maurice O'Sullivan was first published in English in 1933 (it had been originally written in Irish). It is upon this well-known autobiography that Dylan Thomas based his unfinished film script. Thomas deals with the first half of that story in this volume and he has preserved the freshness of the original. This book reads like a play and in it Thomas demonstrates his fine, uncluttered sense of drama, combining the poetic with a simple profoundly moving truth. It is a fascinating read and anyone who appreciates the work of Dylan Thomas will love this book. The book itself is in Very Fine condition with all corners square and an absolutely pristine textblock. No soiling or other problems are to be found. The dustjacket, which is not price-clipped, is in Very Good+ condition and shows slight shelfwear to the extremities. This is a really nice copy of a book that can be difficult to find in this condition. It is also true that most copies that are available tend to be price-clipped and in this case the original price of 12s 6d is present on the lower front flap. This book belongs on the shelves of any collector or fan of the poetry of Dylan Thomas. We are pleased to send pictures on request.