W. H. Auden A Biography Humphrey Carpenter 1981, First Edition Binding Very Good / Dust Jacket Near Fine


1981, First Edition in near fine unclipped dust jacket. The original British edition. Front jacket shows Cecil Beaton photo of Auden taken in 1930; back jacket shows him at Oxford in 1967. Auden requested that his friends burn his letters after his death. Few of them did! This biography is based largely on those letters. Both authoritative & comprehensive. Clean, tight & bright internally with touch of toning to edges else really very good. Neat owner inscription. 495 pp. Protected by archival sleeve.

Author: Carpenter, Humphrey
Published: 1981 George Allen and Unwin Ltd London
ISBN: 49280449
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hardcover
Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Book Condition: Very Good

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