First Edition of Doris Lessing's In Pursuit of English; Signed by Her
In Pursuit of the English.
Item Number: 2696
London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1960.
First edition of “one of the most authentic books ever written about the English” (San Francisco Chronicle). Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Doris Lessing on the title page. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket.
In swift, barbed style, in high, hard, farcical writing that is eruptively funny, Doris Lessing records the joys and terrors of everyday life. The truth of her perception shines through the pages of a work that is a brilliantpiece of cultural interpretation, an intriguing memoir and a thoroughly engaging read. "Eloquent...Wry and ribald...[Lessing's] impressive gifts for characterization and dialogue, her skill as a raconteur and her tartly humorous style combine to make In Pursuit of the English readable and amusing" (New York Times),