Waiting for Godot. First UK Edition (1956)

Author: Samuel Beckett

Book ID: 67810

Price: 695.00

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. Off-setting to endpapers, otherwise a nice bright copy.

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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