Look Back in Anger signed card by John Osborne, 1st/1st, 1957
London: Faber & Faber, (1957).
SIGNED. First edition. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper is clean and suffers only from mild signs of shelf wear at both the top and tail edges of the cover. It has not been price clipped and is showing the original 10s6d price. The original boards are without chips and marks. The text blocks are bright and white with very light signs of foxing present. The front free endpaper features an autograph signed card tipped in where the author mentions the Royal Court Theatre – where the play premiered and also that he speaks of being an erstwhile playwright and “Persona non grata”. Some might say he was looking back in anger…., written to the editor of the Jerusalem Post, and “With Compliments of John Osborne”. This is a near fine copy of a highly collectible title with the tipped in autograph signed card.
A realist play focussing on the life and marital struggles of an intelligent and educated but disaffected young man of working-class origin, Jimmy Porter, and his equally competent yet impassive upper-middle-class wife Alison. The supporting characters include Cliff Lewis, an amiable Welsh lodger who attempts to keep the peace, and Helena Charles, Alison's snobbish friend.