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The Confidential Clerk: A Play by  T. S Eliot - 1st USA - 1954 - from Inklings & Yarnspinners (SKU: IYC37847)

The Confidential Clerk: A Play

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The Confidential Clerk: A Play

by Eliot, T. S

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  • hardcover
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Near fine, 1st USA edition, with good unclipped d/j (fading at edges and spine); black boards clean, gilt titling on spine brigh
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1954. 1st USA. h/b. Near fine, 1st USA edition, with good unclipped d/j (fading at edges and spine); black boards clean, gilt titling on spine bright; pages clean and unmarked with tight binding. . 8vo (230 x 150 / 9"" x 6""). Eliot's penultimate play first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1953. A drawing room farce of mistaken identity.

Synopsis

A modern verse play that touches on the sources of longing and the need to be loved. "Never has Eliot's apparently effortless prosody been more precise.... He has achieved complete mastery of words" (Kirkus Reviews). "It is a wise, witty, elegant play whose characters speak finely and shrewdly" (Chicago Sunday Tribune).

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bookseller
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Bookseller’s Inventory #
IYC37847
Title
The Confidential Clerk: A Play
Author
Eliot, T. S
Format/binding
H/b
Book condition
Used - Near fine, 1st USA edition, with good unclipped d/j (fading at edges and spine); black boards clean, gilt titling on spine brigh
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st USA
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Harcourt, Brace and Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1954
Pages
160
Keywords
1st USA, drama, Nobel, TSEliot
Bookseller catalogs
2nd-hand books;
X weight
0.39 g
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9\"\" x 6\"\")

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INKLINGS & YARNSPINNERSA new online bookshop forFIRST & SIGNED EDITIONS, RARE BOOKSA particular focus on:- The Oxford Inklings with their Friends & Influences (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Barfield, Williams, Chesterton, Macdonald, Sayers, etc)- Great 20th Century Novelists (e.g. Graham Greene & John le Carré; Anthony Powell & Evelyn Waugh; P. D. James etc)- Great 20th Century Poets (e.g. T. S. Eliot, John Masefield, Walter de la Mare, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Stevie Smith, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Dylan Thomas, etc)- Christian Theology (e.g. from library sales)

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