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1 DOUGLAS, Charles HOLLINGSHEAD, Greg) JACKSON, Marni) KALU, O.U.) Acta: Volume 91, Number Three
Victoria College Union, Toronto, 1967, 
DOUGLAS, Charles, editor. Acta: Volume 91, Number Three. Toronto: Victoria College Union, 1967. 8vo, yellow card covers. A volume of the literary journal published at The University of Toronto's Victoria College. Contributors: Greg Hollingshead, Maverick Fern, Peter Skilling, Kay Burkman, Carol Meredith, Barry Chales, Joost M. Vles, Bob Read, William Wycherley, Ian Young, and J.M. Robson. Minor dents to fore-edge, else vg. 15.00

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2 JACKSON, Charles Second-Hand Life. First Edition in dustjacket
Macmillan, New York, 1967, 
JACKSON, Charles. A Second-Hand Life. New York : The Macmillan Company, (1967). First Printing. Pp (12),3-337,(5). 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "When Charles Jackson wrote “The Lost Weekend’’ in 1944. he created both a definitive portrait of an alcoholic and an enduring best seller. Now,in "A Second-Hand Life", he has etched a woman just as real, as driven and as unforgettable as the hapless Don Birnam. Her name is Winifred Grainger, a woman with a powerful, excessive attraction to the male. Her reputation in the upper New York State town where her father is the leading banker is an open scandal. In fact, no knowing young man in Arcadia would think of inviting her to the country club dance, though he might later on invite her into the backseat of his car to enioy fifteen minutes of her time. Unlike most women, she has no sense of self-preservation. She worships the male to the point of homage, taking the initiative, giving all, expecting nothing inreturn. And yet, despite her obsession, she is the very soul of honor. She lives through a series of sexual encounters that mav shock some readers—me n in particular. Women, the honest ones, will understand, perhaps all too well. Once, only once, Winifred falls in love. / fter it is over, she gallantly picks up the pieces of her life and resumes the too-familiar ways, dreading the future and all too aware of the past. Oniy one man, a friend from childhood, knows Winifred as the vulnerable, oddly heroic woman she really is. Attractive and successful, but with an almost pathological dred of involvement, Harry Harrison is content to be the extra man at dinnerparties, the fourth at bridge, the charming companion-at-arm's-length. Harry too, by aquite different path, has come to live his own second-hand life, and in on e agonizing moment, the smooth surface complacency is shattered forever. Through Winifred and Harry—as different as people can ever be, yet somehow touchingly the same—we are given a story as powerful and absorbing as one expects from the author of "The Lost Weekend". That one man should be able to explore with the same raw power the compulsions of a male alcoholic and theappetites of a sex-obsessed woman is a testament to Charles Jackson's cons ummate skill as a novelist. Within the pages of "A Second-Hand Life" the reader will experience the kind of identification and compassion which only amaster storyteller can command." (from the dj). Name, very small light sta in to bottom of spine, else very good in slightly nicked dustjacket. 25.00

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