Item No: #351131 The Bright Temptation: A Romance. Austin Clarke.
The Bright Temptation: A Romance
The Bright Temptation: A Romance
The Bright Temptation: A Romance

Irish Poet's First Novel, Larry McMurtry's Copy

The Bright Temptation: A Romance

Notes: The Irish poet's first novel, a story set in medieval Ireland, in the era of the Vikings. The book was banned in Ireland under the Censorship of Literature Act and was not published there until 1965 (per Oxford Dictionary of National Biography).

313 pages.

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing, stating "First published" on the copyright page). A very good copy in a completely spine-faded fugitive green dust jacket. The ink fades away anywhere it is exposed to light. This is a review copy with the publisher's slip, partially completed by hand, laid in. This copy also belonged to the Pulitzer Prize- and Academy Award-winning Texas writer Larry McMurtry, with his distinctive stirrup bookplate on the front pastedown. Very scarce in a dust jacket.

Publication: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1932.

Item No: #351131

Price: $400