Item #345789 Waiting for Godot. Samuel Beckett.
Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot.

London: Faber and Faber, 1956.

First British edition, first printing, translated by Beckett himself. With the publisher's note tipped in. 94 pp. 8vo. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket with author's photo on rear panel. A very well-preserved jacket, edges with only a few tiny nicks but generally sharp and crisp, the upper outer corners of text lightly bumped not affecting text, slight discoloration along inner hinges from binding glue as often Federman and Fletcher 373.1. Item #345789

The English text of Beckett's most famous title, one of the great works of the world stage, and decidedly uncommon signed. A major innovation in modern drama, possibly the most important play of the 20th Century, and certainly the first theatrical success of the Theatre of the Absurd. Waiting for Godot was the play that secured Beckett's lasting fame. No matter that he'd been publishing since the 1920s or was Joyce's amanuensis. This play, in which "nothing happens," set him on a course that led to the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

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