The Gates Flew Open. London: Cape, 1932. First Edition. Green cloth boards, in publisher's pale blue dust jacket printed in white. Covers & jacket lightly worh, contents bright & clean.
Peadar O'Donnell's own story about his time in Mountjoy Prison during the Irish Civil War.
"I began writing to escape the bare walls of the prison cell. I found it stimulating. Human nature is great stuff, it has just two enemies, one is fear, the other is poverty."