Book #22611

The Cocktail Party

T. S. Eliot
The Cocktail Party. T. S. Eliot.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1950.

A Near Fine first edition, green cloth stamped in gold on spine, small bookseller label on past down. One of a few hundred (at most) first state printings with the "here" for "her" misprint, Gallup A55a. Lightly edge-worn grey dust-wrapper in Very Good condition, spine tanned as commonly observed.

Mr. Eliot's first play since The Family Reunion (1939) , and his first verse since Four Quartets (1943). The London drawing-room of Edward and Lavinia Chamberlayne, whose marriage is breaking up, is the setting of all but one scene in the play. Act Two takes place in a consulting room of a psychiatrist ; 167, [9] pages.

Price: $190.00

Author Bio

T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot (born September 26, 1888 in St. Louis, Missouri) was a poet, playwright, and literary critic. His poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, launched his name into society and initiated what became a masterpiece of the modernist movement. Several of Eliot’s poems are considered some of the greatest in English literature, such as Gerontion, The Hollow Men, and the Four Quartets. In 1948, T.S. Eliot received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in London, England on January 4, 1965.