Hardcover, 8vo., blue papered sides with brown cloth spine, Simon & Schuster stamp to bottom edge, dustjacket is not price-clipped and good condition, index, 360pp. Authors have given each decade of Gerhardie's years of writing its own chapter. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : God's Fifth Column is the last book of William Gerhardie. Well known in the 1920s and 1930s chiefly as a novelist (whose books were admired by Arnold Bennett, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh and others), Gerhardie fell mysteriously silent at the beginning of the Second World War and did not publish another book during the remaining thirty-seven years of his life. After his death the manuscript of this ambitious and unusual book was discovered among his papers and was skilfully edited for publication by Michael Holroyd and Robert Skidedlsky. The novel itself is a biography of the age, 1890-1940, through which Gerhardie lived. For Gerhardie, it was the artists rather than orthodox historians, the men of imagination rather than of will, who were the true spokesmen for mankind; and it is through the artist's vision and the writer's use of language that he tries to bring the age into moral perspective. God's Fifth Column is one of the most remarkable works of this gifted writer.
About the Author: William Alexander Gerhardie was born in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1895. As a young man he went to London and, when the First World War broke out, joined the army. He was first sent to Russia and later travelled the world before beginning to write. Futility (1922), his first novel, was sponsored by Katherine Mansfield, and other notable works of his include The Polyglots (1925) and Of Mortal Love (1936). Gerhardie's writing was acclaimed as an influence on many of his peers, including Anthony Powell, H. G. Wells, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Olivia Manning. He died in London in 1977.
Titre : William Gerhardie: God's Fifth Column - A ...
Éditeur : New York, Simon & Schuster, 1981. 1st US edition.
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G067143652XI5N00
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. N° de réf. du libraire G067143652XI3N00
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. État : Very Good. . Good dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire L13A-npa3765
Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 1981. État : Good. First Printing. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP89542308
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. État : Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1981. Hardcover w / dustjacket. N° de réf. du libraire 214488
Description du livre Simon and Schuster, 1981. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Treats the history of the first part of the 20th century by discussing its contradictions. Remainder mark. Tight clean copy. Edges of boards beginning to fade. Lightly soiled DJ. N° de réf. du libraire 009033
Description du livre Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 067143652X 12+ year old Hardcover book with dust jacket-USED Copy with wear to the cover and edges including creases, scratches, yellowed pages and smudges and may have frayed dust jacket edges-price sticker on cover or inside cover- I ship FAST with FREE tracking!!!! * I am a reputable seller with excellent feedback- selling online since 2006*. N° de réf. du libraire SKU000033089
Description du livre Simon & Schuster October 1981, 1981. Hardcover. État : Acceptable. N° de réf. du libraire 80945
Description du livre Simon & Schuster, New York, 1981. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. First Printing. DJ has some very small edge tears and light rubbing. Blacked out address label on the front endpaper. Remainder ink stamp on bottom edge. N° de réf. du libraire 190986
Description du livre Simon and Schuster, New York, 1981. Hb. État : VG. Etat de la jaquette : VG. 360 pages, edited with an intro. by Michael Holroyd and Robert Skidelsky, index, spine extremities bumped, remainder mark on bottom-edge, dj extremities lightly bumped. N° de réf. du libraire 135120