Book #29661


Pär Lagerkvist
Barabbas. Pär Lagerkvist.

Binding: Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good- in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st UK Edition; Third Printing
Size: 8vo
Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, 1952.

A later impression (May 1952) of the first UK edition, following the American publication in still Very Good- condition, some foxing spots to page edges, little offsetting to endpapers in Near Fine dust-wrapper.

Lagerkvist's story of the man in anguish of the spirit and in torment of the flesh, driven from the happiness of earth and of heaven by the memory of the cross he escaped and of the One who took his place on Golgotha. Translated by Alan Blair, with a preface by Lucien Maury and a letter by fello Nobel Prize winner André Gide ; x, 132, [2] pages.

Price: $40.00

Author Bio

Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist, born in born in Växjö, Sweden (May 23, 1891 - July 11, 1974) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. He produced poems, plays, novels, stories, and essays of considerable expressive power and influence from his early 20s to his late 70s. Lagerkvist increasingly has dealt with the problem of man's relation to God, particularly in his three important novels, Dvärgen (1944) [The Dwarf], Barabbas (1950), and Sibyllan (1956) [The Sibyl]. Barabbas, the story of a «believer without faith», was his first truly international success, hailed as a masterwork (among others by fellow Nobel Prize in Literature winner André Gide).