Waiting for Godot. First UK Edition (1956)
Book ID: 64952
Waiting for Godot. London: Faber & Faber, 1956. First U.K. Edition. First Issue. With publisher’s note tipped-in. Pp, 94. Yellow cloth boards with title in red with original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket lightly worn, ownership name to front free endpaper, contents in nice bright condition.
First issue with the publisher advertisements for their James Joyce titles, (a revised and unexpurgated edition was published by Faber in 1965).
Waiting for Godot – which has been famously described as a play in which nothing happens, twice- scarcely seems recognizable as theatre at all. As the great English critic wrote ‘Waiting for Godot jettisons everything by which we recognize theatre. It arrives at the custom-house, as it were, with no luggage, no passport, and nothing to declare; yet it gets through, as might a pilgrim from Mars.’
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