Hardcover, 8vo., maroon cloth boards , dustjacket in good condition but wear along spine ends, last twenty pages appear to have suffered a coffee spill at the top corner, illus. endpages, black & white photographs, index of recipients, 791pp. Edited and introduction by Anthony Thwaite reveals the extent of Larkin's correspondence. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: These letters throw light on a more complex figure than most readers will probably be expecting. Whether addressing his literary friends, who included Barbara Pym, Kinglsey Amis and John Betjeman, or those less prominently placed, Larkin shows himself to be a frank and generous letter-writer. Confessions, jokes, advice, scurrilities, pronouncements on literature and jazz, impromptu verses, published here for the first time, gossip and wisdom abound in these pages. They offer a view of a poet's progress from brash youth to rueful age, and in complementing the poems, provide a biographical document for the serious reader.
About the Author: Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922 and was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and St John's College, Oxford. As well as his volumes of poems, which include The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he wrote two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism: All What Jazz: A Record Library, and Required Writing: Miscellaneous Prose. He worked as a librarian at the University of Hull from 1955 until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and the WHSmith Award. As one of Philip Larkin's chosen literary executors, Anthony Thwaite edited the Collected Poems, Selected Letters and Further Requirements. His own Collected Poems, drawing on fifty years work, was published in 2007.
Title: Selected Letters of Philip Larkin 1940-1985
Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1992.
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A few small marks to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0006441076
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001424991
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. dustjacket missing **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2452640
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. stains on sides, dustjacket missing **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # 2454246
Book Description Faber & Faber, UK, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st. 791pp, illustrated. Dustjacket has faded spine, 1" closed tear top front, light creasing along edges and rubbing to corners. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 022206
Book Description Faber And Faber, London, 1992. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Bound in red cloth with gilt title to spine. Binding tight. Pictorial endpapers. Previous owner's neat inscription to front endpaper. Contents clean and bright. Overall very good; an excellent collection of the famous poet's letters. Please note: this book is particularly heavy and may incur additional postage costs. xxxvi + 791pp. Bookseller Inventory # 092167
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1992., 1992. 1st edition, hardback, large 8vo, xxxvi,791pp, illustrated, clean and tight, no inscriptions, Very Good / Good dustwrapper. wrapper spine a bit faded. ISBN: 0571151973. Bookseller Inventory # 660292
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1992. 0571151973, 1992. 1st edn 1st printing signed by author (Thwaite) on title page. Tall 8vo. Original gilt lettered red cloth (near Fine), dustwrapper (a little faded - in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. xxxvi + 791, illus with b&w photos (no other inscriptions). Bookseller Inventory # 94206
Book Description Faber, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Edited by Anthony Thwaite. A very good copy in sunned dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 105883
Book Description Faber & Faber, London, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. First Edition. xxxvi, 791 pp, b/w illustrs, pictorial eps. 'An astonishing view of a great poet's progress from brash youth to rueful age'. Binding a little rubbed to edges and corners; jacket worn/chipped to edges and corners, spine sunned. NOTE: Very heavy book, extra postal charge to send abroad. Bookseller Inventory # 010060