The Entertainer by John Osborne 1st / 1st 1957
First edition and first print published by Faber in 1957. This is a near fine copy. The wrapper has very minor wear to the spine ends and corner tips. The wrapper is very complete with no chips or tears and it has retained its colour throughout. It has not been price clipped. The pages are very clean with no previous owners marks and very little foxing marks. Overall a near fine copy.
The Entertainer is a three-act play. His first play, Look Back in Anger, had attracted mixed notices but a great deal of publicity. Having depicted an "angry young man" in the earlier play, Osborne wrote at Laurence Olivier's request about an angry middle-aged man in The Entertainer. Its main character is Archie Rice, a failing music-hall performer.