The Country Girls Trilogy. All Signed by the Author (1960-1964)
Author: Edna O'Brien
Book ID: 64057
The Country Girls; The Lonely Girl; Girls In Their Married Bliss. All First Editions. London: Hutchinson, 1960, 1962 & 1964. ‘The Country Girls’ publisher’s black cloth, title in gilt to spine, in original pictorial dust jacket design by Jullian Willet. ‘The Lonely girl’ and ‘Girls in their Married Bliss’ in dust jackets designed by Hofbauer and David Fawcett. Mild shelf-wear & chipping to jackets, otherwise a near fine set.
The acclaimed author’s first three novels, each copy, Signed by the Edna O’Brien on the title pages.
A beautiful portrait of the pain and joy of youth, the ruin of marriage gone wrong, and the ache of lost friendship and love. O’Brien’s remarkable early novels are a harbinger of the stunning and masterly writer she has become.
‘The Country Girls’ was banned in Ireland upon publication.