The Stories of William Sansom. First Edition in dustjacket

By: SANSOM, William BOWEN, Elizabeth (ed.)

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SANSOM, William. The Stories of William Sansom. With an Introduction by Elizabeth Bowen. (London) : The Hogarth Press, (1963). First Edition. Pp. (6),7-[422],(2). 8vo [142 x 220 mm], black cloth, gilt lettering to maroon panel to spine, top edge dyed maroon.

William Norman Trevor Sansom, FRSL (b. January 18, 1912, London – d. April 20, 1976, London).

Jacket design by John Woodcock.

"For this volume, Mr Sansom has drawn upcn eight volumes of his stories, and selected some thirty of the best. He is a writer of unusual versatility in this genre: his imagination ranges from the comic to the macabre, and his style matches the brilliance and strangeness of his vision. We believe that "How Claeys Died', 'A Contest of Ladies' and 'To the Rescue', to mention only three, are amongst the finest short stories of the last thirty years.

As Miss Elizabeth Bowen says in her ltroduction to the volume, Mr Sansom is "the short-storyist by birth, addiction and destiny ... the short story remains the not only ideal but lasting magnet for all that is most unique in the Sansom art'. " (frm the dj).

Contents :
Introduction by Elizabeth Bowen;
The Wall;
Difficulty with a Bouquet;
Something Terrible, Something Lovely;
Displaced Persons;
The Vertical Ladder;
How Claeys Died;
A Saving Grace;
Various Temptations;
Building Alive;
Three Dogs of Siena;
My Little Robins;
Gliding Gulls and Going People;
Time and Place;
A World of Glass;
The Girl on the Bus;
A Waning Moon;
A Game of Billiards;
On Stony Ground;
Episode at Gastein;
Life- Death;
A Contest of Ladies;
An Interlude;
Question and Answer;
A Country Walk;
A Last Word;
A Woman Seldom Found;
Among the Dahlias;
To the Rescue!;
Cat Up a Tree.

Previous owner's name, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket (some wear to spine of jacket due to sticker removal). 65.00

Title: The Stories of William Sansom. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: SANSOM, William BOWEN, Elizabeth (ed.)

Categories: 41,

Publisher: Hogarth Press, London, 1963,: 1963

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