Superb Copy in Dust Jacket

The Green Child. A Romance.

London: William Heinemann Ltd, [1935].

Price: $1,500.00

About the item

First edition. 256 pp. 8vo. Superb Copy in Dust Jacket. Grass green cloth titled in gilt. Fine copy in fine, fresh dust-jacket. Bleiler, Checklist (1978), p. 164.

Item #308585

“A remarkable double Utopia … a dramatic critique of and metaphor for the utopian impulse as a whole” (SFE).

The Green Child was inspired by the mediaeval legend of the green children of Woolpit, two green-skinned children who came to a Yorkshire village and claimed to be from an underground world.

Herbert Edward Read (1893-1968) was best known as an art critic and advocate of modern architecture. He was knighted in 1953. The Green Child was his only novel. A superior copy in dust-jacket.