The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. Inscribed by the Author (1966)
Author: J.P. Donleavy
Book ID: 64307
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. New York: Delacorte Books, 1966. Second Printing. Pp, 125. Very good in pictorial dust jacket.
This copy with a verse from the novel in Donleavy’s hand ‘Sprinkle Me With Anther Dust etc.’ (which appears on page 60) on second endpaper, additionally signed by him on the half-title page.
Donleavy’s novella featuring the eponymous Samuel S adrift in the world, in this case Vienna. He is lost and has been having psychoanalysis for five years but is still no closer to finding his way.