The Outsider by Colin Wilson 1st / 1st 1956

The Outsider by Colin Wilson 1st / 1st 1956


First UK edition and first print published by Gollancz in 1956. This is a very good + copy. The jacket has a mark to the bottom of the front panel and the spine is toned. Otherwise it is fairly well preserved and better than most examples seen. It is without loss and has not been price clipped. The book has a neat previous owner's name on the front free end paper but is in very nice condition. No foxing or handling wear. Overall a very good + copy. 


Wilson explores the psyche of the Outsider, his effect on society, and society's effect on him. The book is structured in order to mirror the Outsider's experience: a sense of dislocation, or of being at odds with society. These are figures like Dostoyevsky's "Underground-Man" who seem to be lost to despair and non-transcendence with no way out.The book has never been out of print since publication day in May 1956 and has been translated into at least 30 languages.


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