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Absolute Beginners (First US Edition)

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Absolute Beginners (First US Edition)

by Colin MacInnes

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The Macmillan Co, 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Collectible first US edition of English novelist Colin MacInnes's Absolute Beginners, the second novel in his celebrated London Trilogy. Per Macmillan's practice of designating first editions at this time, "First Printing" is so stated on copyright page. Includes priced dust jacket (at $3.75) in archival Brodart sleeve. Predating London's Mod era, MacInnes was often compared to J. D. Salinger and addressed the topics of youth, poverty, racism, drugs, anarchy and bisexuality - and wrote in the first person. MacInnes himself was openly bisexual with a specific attraction to black men. 223 pp. 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tight, unmarked copy with minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket with minimal chipping to extremities and faint foxing to back panel. A presentable copy of an important mid-century novel. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

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The Macmillan Co, 1960. Hardcover. Very Good. Collectible first US edition of English novelist Colin MacInnes's Absolute Beginners, the second novel in his celebrated London Trilogy. Per Macmillan's practice of designating first editions at this time, "First Printing" is so stated on copyright page. Includes priced dust jacket (at $3.75) in archival Brodart sleeve. Predating London's Mod era, MacInnes was often compared to J. D. Salinger and addressed the topics of youth, poverty, racism, drugs, anarchy and bisexuality - and wrote in the first person. MacInnes himself was openly bisexual with a specific attraction to black men. 223 pp. 8 1/4" x 5 1/2". Tight, unmarked copy with minimal shelf wear. Dust jacket with minimal chipping to extremities and faint foxing to back panel. A presentable copy of an important mid-century novel. Photographs of or additional information about this item are available on request. All inquiries answered promptly.

Synopsis

Absolute Beginners is a novel by Colin MacInnes, written and set in 1958 London, England. It was published in 1959. The novel is the second of MacInnes' London Trilogy, coming after City Of Spades (1958) and before Mr. Love and Justice (1960). These novels are each self-contained, with no shared characters.

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Bookseller
Midnight Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
377283
Title
Absolute Beginners (First US Edition)
Author
Colin MacInnes
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Publisher
The Macmillan Co
Date Published
1960
Pages
223
Weight
0.00 lbs
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