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 Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001679658
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Good. Light wear to the jacket edges. The spine is faded along the spine. The content is clean and readable throughout, a decent hardback. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 082847-11
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. very good hbk with fair dust wrapper. P.o.'s ink inscription to f.e.p, 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 133975
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 0571151973 1st Printing. Good+ condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Slight lean to book. Bookseller Inventory # WF-JV-R274-B6-00203
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 0571151973 VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges with mild sunning to spine. Book has clean and bright contents. Bookseller Inventory # WF-JV-R286-G7-00100
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
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 & Faber, London, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Throws light on a more complex, and in many ways more remarkable, figure than most readers will be expecting. Heavy, large volume hardback in an unclipped d/w showing sunning to spine (see photo) - 791 pages including index. Next post dispatch. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 061521
Book Description Faber And Faber., London., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. First Edition. xxxvi, 791pp, photographs. DW has light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 34811