Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, 1st/1st, 1969

Portnoy's Complaint by Philip Roth, 1st/1st, 1969

£25.00Price

This is a very good ++ copy of Philip Roth's 'Portnoy's Complaint' in first edition, first printing. London, Jonathan Cape, 1969. The jacket has visible shelf wear at the top and tail, slight staining on the inside of the cover but remains presentable. The text blocks feature moderate staining at the top, and slight foxing on the side. The boards are free from chips and marks- the book is without previous owner's ink. Overall this is a very good ++ copy. 

 

Portnoy's Complaint is a 1969 American novel by Philip Roth. Its success turned Roth into a major celebrity, sparking a storm of controversy over its explicit and candid treatment of sexuality, including detailed depictions of masturbation using various props including a piece of liver.