En attendant Godot. First Edition (1952)

Author: Samuel Beckett

Book ID: 63541

Price: 2,750.00

En attendant Godot: Paris: Editions de Minuit, 1952. First Trade Edition. Publisher’s white wrappers printed in black & blue. Light scuff mark to front free endpaper where label removed, otherwise a nice bright copy. Housed in collectors clamshell box.

The first trade edition (preceded by the large paper edition of 35 copies) one of 2500 copies printed.

One of the most influential plays of the twentieth century, Beckett’s masterpiece was first composed and published in French and performed in 1953 at the Theatre de Babylone in Paris. It would later be translated into English by Beckett himself. Beckett said of his famous play: ‘I began to write Godot as a relaxation, to get away from the awful prose I was writing at the time.’ Godot established Beckett as ‘the most original and significant dramatist of our time.’ 

 

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