Joyce Cary was nothing if not an ambitious novelist. In his prefatory essay he tells us '"Castle Corner" was to have been the beginning of a vast work in three or four volumes showing not only the lives of all the characters in the first volume, but the revolutions of history during the period 1880-1935'. This particular 'vast work' was abandoned - he subsequently wrote two trilogies or triptychs, as he preferred to call them - but what is left, "Castle Corner", is completely satisfying in itself, indeed, it contains some ...
Joyce Cary was nothing if not an ambitious novelist. In his prefatory essay he tells us '"Castle Corner" was to have been the beginning of a vast work in three or four volumes showing not only the lives of all the characters in the first volume, but the revolutions of history during the period 1880-1935'. This particular 'vast work' was abandoned - he subsequently wrote two trilogies or triptychs, as he preferred to call them - but what is left, "Castle Corner", is completely satisfying in itself, indeed, it contains some of his very best writing, especially in the Irish sequences in which Cary fictionalized some of his own family history. His biographer, Alan Bishop, refers to these sequences as being 'composed with patent zest. Characterization, especially of John Chass and Mary Corner; descriptive passages; incidents like the tandem race - all are magnificently realized ...Undoubtedly the Irish chapters of "Castle Corner" contain some of his very best writing, by turns frenetic, ecstatic, meditative, poignant'. 'Mr Cary's book is stupendous ...There is an intellectual richness ...pages of allusive anecdote, chat, picture, narrative, family history, and a grim display of human squalor and inconsequence. It is a grand effect; and the book has a fury of incontrovertible detail' - Frank Swinnerton, "Observer".
Fair in Fair jacket. Stated First U.S. Edition 1963. Ex-library. Hardcover. Fair+ Book/Fair Jacket. 8.3 * 5.5. 424 p. Minor scratches, library tags, and minor edges' creases, wears on the jacket, jacket covered in Brodart & taped to cover, large part of front & back flap of jacket been trimmed by library, black smears drawn by library on Brodart; moderate edges' bumps, wears on the cover, marks of tapes on cover & adjacent pages, moderate stains on the sides of the binding & some pages, library pocket inside of front cover, sheet on front page & inside of back cover (been peeled off by library), library stamps & marks on several pages; other than that, clean, tight, and tanned pages. No bent on spine. Bubble wrap guarantee. Free tracking in U.S. Email notification after shipping. (G04)
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good in Good jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾-9¾Tall; Type: Ex-Library If you love fiction, this book is for you. Edges worn. The book has the usual library markings on the edge pages and inside the book indicating it is ex-library. The library removed the first blank page.
Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. First edition copy. First U.S. Edition, Stated. Near Fine condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show very minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. DJ is near fine in a Brodart jacket. No price clip. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1963. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Good. First American edition, ex library with stamps, dust jacket wrapped in mylar, tight binding, clean text Prompt, reliable service, shipped next business day. Int'l mailed via first class or priority.
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Fair. REPRINTED IN 1976. Covered in clear plastic. Ex-library with usual stamps, marks and labels. Foxing/tanning to edges and/or ends. Missing front free endpaper. Pages tanned. Wear and tear to dust jacket.
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