The Confidential Clerk by T. S. Eliot, 1st/1st, 1954
This is a near fine copy of T. S. Eliot's play 'The Confidential Clerk' in first edition, first printing. Faber, London, 1954. This copy also comes with 'The Playhouse Salisbury' programme inside the front cover. The textblocks in great condition, and without foxing or discolouration. The dust jacket has a small amount of wear by the spine with some discolouration and a few small tears and creases, however is in overall near fine condition, and has not been price clipped. The boards are free from chips, but has some write marks around the edges of the boards. Overall this is a near fine copy.
The Confidential Clerk was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival in the summer of 1953. A few highlights from Mockingbird favorite T.S. Eliot and his often overshadowed play “The Confidential Clerk.” This play in particular speaks to the tragedy of the divided self in conflict with oneself.
'The dialogue of The Confidential Clerk has a precision and a lightly felt rhythm unmatched in the writing of any contemporary dramatist.' Times Literary Supplement. 'A triumph of dramatic skill: the handling of the two levels of the play is masterly and Eliot's verse registers its greatest achievement on the stage - passages of great lyrical beauty are incorporated into the dialogue.' Spectator.