Jubb by Keith Waterhouse, 1st/1st, 1963
This is a very near fine copy of Keith Waterhouse's 'Jubb' in first edition, first printing. London, Michael Joseph, 1963. The jacket is in very near fine condition, with slight signs of shelf wear at the top and tails of the jacket- it has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips and marks, and tightly bound to the spine. The text blocks are white and bright, and highly presentable. Overall this is a very near fine copy.
C. L. Jubb is thirty-six, married, gainfully employed, and active in his community, both in local government and as a volunteer youth leader working with disadvantaged boys. But as he narrates the story of his downfall, we begin to see that he is other things as well: a voyeur, a fetishist, a racist, an admirer of Mussolini, and above all, a man obsessed by his sexual fantasies. With its unforgettable protagonist - odious yet pitiable, vile yet oddly sympathetic - Keith Waterhouse's third novel is both a gripping case study of a social and sexual misfit and an unsettling but wickedly funny social satire. Jubb was a departure from Waterhouse's first two novels, the classic of childhood There is a Happy Land and the comic masterpiece Billy Liar, but like those works it was widely acclaimed by critics, who compared it favorably with Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.