Item #2541 THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER. Alan SILLITOE.
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER
THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER

THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG-DISTANCE RUNNER

London: W. H. Allen, 1959. First Edition. Cloth. 176 pp. Illustrated un-clipped dust jacket. Gray cloth; gilt titling. 5" x 8". Nine pieces by the author of Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, lead by the longer title story. The sourcework for the 1962 British film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Tom Courtany and Michael Redgrave; a classic of the British "New Wave" films. From the jacket flap: "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner, a minor masterpiece, is an ambitious tale about a boy in Borstal who, set to run in a race, seizes a magnificent and foolproof opportunity to show his defiance of authority. It is perhaps as profound a study of the rebel mind as has ever been written." A Near Fine copy (slight toning of free endpapers, often with this title) in a Near Fine dust jacket (slight toning of tops of flaps; trivial edgewear), now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. A clean, bright copy. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING of our books in boxes, via media mail, to any United States address. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #2541

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