First Edition of Graham Greene's Pleasure-Dome; Inscribed by Him to Close Friend and critic John Sutro
Item Number: 137598
London: Secker & Warburg, 1972.
First edition of this film criticism by Graham Greene. Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Association copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication on the title page, “For John and Gillian with love from Graham Christmas 1972.” The recipient, John Sutro was a British film producer and close friend of Greene’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Smither.
In addition to his career as a novelist, Graham Greene was also a highly regarded film critic for London's Spectator newspaper. The reviews here, of both films and individual performances, run the gamut from The Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin, and W.C. Fields, to The Hound of the Baskervilles, Anna Karenina, and The Wizard of Oz.