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ID: 2535
The German Prisoner

Category: First Edition

London Privately printed by the author. [1930].


Limited edition; 8vo; original red cloth, frontispiece by William Roberts and an introduction by Richard Aldington. This is number 243 of an edition of 500, signed and numbered by the author on the limitation page. This copy is additionally inscribed by the author on the front free end paper, " The order was passed down the line. PULL UP. More confusion, bubble of voices, whisperings, curses, threats. "What's the matter?" "Lost the Way" O'Garra shivered" for William Edward Hopkins with complements. James Hanley" Quotation taken from page 13 of the book. "Hanley's depictions of sexual violence contrast strongly with the portrayals of tender, romantic homosexual love and desire between soldiers, by other writers of the period. Indeed, such overt and detailed accounts of homosexual desire and sexual violence were exceedingly rare. Censorship rules around homosexual and violent content were severe at the time these books were published. 'The German Prisoner' was only produced as a luxury edition and privately printed to allow its content to bypass conventional publication laws and escape censorship". (National Musuems Liverpool). A fine copy.

Price £475.00

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