The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe, 1st/1st, 1959

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe, 1st/1st, 1959

£195.00Price

London: W. H. Allen, (1959). First edition. This is a near fine copy. The clean and clear dust wrapper has light separation at the top right corner, light creasing, and light score marks on the rear side. It has been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks and the text blocks are generally clean, aside from a light area of foxing and discolouration. This is a clean copy in near fine condition. The novel focuses on Smith, a poor Nottingham teenager from a dismal home in a working-class area, who has bleak prospects in life and few interests beyond petty crime. The boy experiences social alienation and turns to long-distance running as a method of both emotional and physical escape from his situation. The story was adapted for a 1962 film of the same title.