New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1950. [Modern Literature] FIRST US EDITION. Octavo, pp. 278 . In publisher's light blue cloth with darker blue titles to spine. With original pictorial dust-jacket, priced at $3.00. Lightly toned to spine and edges. Jacket rubbed to edges and joints, with moderate general toning and quite heavy toning to spine. Very good. First published on the eve of the Second World War in the summer of 1939, this retrospective of English life over the first half of the twentieth century appeared more than ten years later in America, where Orwell was not widely recognised until comfortably after the great conflict. Item #57252
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