The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold : A Conversation Piece. Evelyn WAUGH.

The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold : A Conversation Piece.

Chapman and Hall, 1957.

First Edition, first printing. 8vo. 184pp. Blue boards with gilt lettering to spine. Pictorial dustwrapper by Biro. A fine copy with clean boards. No marks to textblock edges. No inscriptions. The very good+ dustwrapper is complete with light wear and couple of short closed tears only. Mild tanning to back panel. Original price of 12s6dnet to front flap.

Waugh described this book as his 'mad book' - a largely autobiographical account of a period of hallucinations caused by bromide intoxication that he experienced in the early months of 1954, recounted through his Catholic author protagonist, Gilbert Pinfold.

Item #101239

Price: £50.00

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