Georgian Stories 1926. [The Balance: A Yarn of the Good Old Days of Broad Trousers and High Necked Jumpers]. Alec WAUGH, Evelyn WAUGH, Aldous HUXLEY, W. Somerset MAUGHAM.

Georgian Stories 1926. [The Balance: A Yarn of the Good Old Days of Broad Trousers and High Necked Jumpers].

New York, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. [Short Stories]. FIRST US APPEARANCE. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.[4] viii; 323 [1]. With 18 photogravure portraits of the various contributors to the volume. Publisher's dark brown quarter cloth with blue paper-covered boards. Gilt titles to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Endpapers split along upper hinge, netting holding well. Rubbing to spine ends and corners, titles to spine faded. Good. An anthology of some of the best short stories published in various literary magazines of the past year, edited by Alec Waugh. In this edition he also included a story about suicide by his younger brother Evelyn Waugh, which counts as his very first publication. As the narrative structure dated rapidly, and the content later conflicted with his faith after converting to Catholicism, Waugh never republished the story. Item #50269

Wykes, 'Evelyn Waugh: A Literary Life', (1999), p.46.

Price: £35.00

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