First Edition of The Caretaker; Signed by Harold Pinter
Item Number: 981
London: Methuen & Co., 1960.
First edition of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s classic work. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Very good in wrappers as issued. Uncommon signed.
It was with The Caretaker that Harold Pinter had his first major success, and its production history since it was first performed in 1960 has established the work as a landmark in twentieth-century drama. The obsessive caretaker, Davies, whose papers are in Sidcup, is a classic comic creation, and his uneasy relationship with the enigmatic Aston and Mick established the author's individuality with an international audience.