The Country Girls Trilogy. Signed by the Author (1960-1964)

Author: Edna O'Brien

Book ID: 67689

Price: 1,500.00

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, the first volume is an early presentation copy to Godfrey Smith from Edna O’Brien, inscribed on the front free endpaper. 

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. 


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