Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1950. 8vo. [iv], 263 pp. FIRST EDITION. Red and black publisher’s cloth decorated in gilt, in original illustrated dust-jacket. Ownership inscription to fly-leaf. Item #12100
First edition. The tale of an overbearing father and the liberation his son finds with the help of the gardener. This novel was made into a popular motion picture in 1956 starring Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley and Michael Hordern. The dust-jacket was designed by the famous German book artist George Salter (1897-1967).