These letters throw light on a more complex figure than most readers will probably be expecting. Whether addressing his literary friends, who included Barbara Pym, Kingsley Amis and John Betjeman, or those less prominently placed, Larkin shows himself to be a frank and generous letter-writer.These letters throw light on a more complex figure than most readers will probably be expecting. Whether addressing his literary friends, who included Barbara Pym, Kingsley Amis and John Betjeman, or those less prominently placed, Larkin shows himself to be a frank and generous letter-writer.Read Less
Octavo; vg/fair; dj, photo of Larkin near bottom of red spine with white text on gray label at top of spine; dj, moderate shelf wear, chipping, flaking; superficial scratches; remnant of price tag, middle of front cover; 1.5" closed tear, top of spine; HB, red cloth spine with gold text; boards, strong, clean; minor shelf wear and bumping; illustrated endpapers; text block clean; a red letter "P" appears on the tail; illus., B/W photographs, portraits; 791pp. Rockville.
Very Good in Good dust jacket. 0374258295. Remainder mark on bottom edge of pages (visible when book is closed). Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed. DJ has edge wear, shelf wear including some scuffing.; Correspondence of English poet and novelist Philip Arthur Larkin (1922¿1985).; Remainder; 9.5" tall; 791 pages.
Tall octavo. xxxvi, 791,  pp, indexed. A fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has minor rubbing at head of spine, else fine, flap pirce (GBP 20) intact. This copy is a US issue, with "FSG" [Farrar, Straus Giroux] at foot of spine. UK dust jacket and sheets. There was a regular US edition bearing the FSG imprint. Fascinating, sometimes delicious letters from one of the great poets of the 20th century. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipiing will be required.
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