First Edition of George Lamming's In the Castle of My Skin; Signed by Him
In The Castle Of My Skin.
Item Number: 1856
London: Michael Joseph, 1953.
First edition of Lamming’s masterpiece. Octavo, original gray cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Signed by the author, “With the compliments of George Lamming.”
Barbadian writer George Lamming’s first and much acclaimed autobiographical novel, In the Castle of My Skin, follows the events in a young boy's life in the 1930s in Carrington Village, Barbados, where the author was born and raised. The novel won a Somerset Maugham Award and was championed by eminent figures Jean-Paul Sartre and Richard Wright, the latter writing an introduction to the book's US edition. "A striking piece of work, a rich and memorable feat of imaginative interpretation" (The Spectator).