Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1957. First American Edition. Braine's first book, a classic "angry young man" novel centered on the rags-to-riches journey of Joe Lampton. Basis for Jack Clayton's Oscar-winning 1959 adaptation starring Laurence Harvey and Simone Signoret, and a more recent BBC production. Item #2632
First Printing. Octavo (21cm); red paper and blue-gray cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; [viii],301pp. Mild wear to spine ends, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is price-clipped, gently spine-sunned, with a touch of dustiness and mild wear to extremities and a short tear at upper rear joint that's tape-mended on verso; Very Good+.