Book #56571

The Sleep of Reason - 1st Edition/1st Printing

C. P. Snow

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Price: $37.50

A first Printing of the First Edition with rubbing to the edges of the boards, else Nearly Fine in a Fine dust-jacket.

Snow's novel is set in a future world where the government has outlawed reason. The protagonist, Henry DeTamble, is an exile who has been forced to leave his home and live in the shadows. He is a painter who uses his art to communicate with the unseen world. Henry is forced to confront his beliefs when he is arrested and imprisoned for painting a picture of a girl who is not supposed to exist. In the prison, Henry meets a group of rebels who believe in reason and freedom. They teach him about the sleep of reason and how to break free from the government's control.; 8vo; 483 pages; Price? ? ?