Under the Net

MURDOCH, Iris

MURDOCH, Iris Under the Net

Chatto & Windus, 1954.

Uncorrected proof copy. Original blue paper wrappers, printed in black. Ownership inscription of author Robert Henriques to half title. A near very good copy, with spotting to the upper cover and the hinges starting.

The author's scarce first novel.
There are three changes made to the text in this proof before the first edition. On page 29, a passage describing Dave Gellman's Goldhawk Road apartment reads: "I inspected the spare room with care. It looked out the other way and had a view of a dump of old motor tyres and the United Dairies. At any rate the hospital wasn't to be seen." In the first edition this was changed to "I inspected the spare room with care. It also looked out onto the wall of the hospital, which at this point seemed to stand even closer." There are further alterations made to the uncorrected proof text in the first edition on pages 155 and 284.
Robert Henriques was a novelist and won the James Tait Black Prize for 1950. A contemporary of Murdoch, their correspondence is held at the University of Reading.

Stock ID: 36124

£1,200.00

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