DEVIL BY THE TAIL by MOFFETT, Langston

DEVIL BY THE TAIL

Edition: First printing

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1947. Grey cloth lettered in yellow, yellow page edges. 431 pp. Very narrow band of very light sunning to spine tips and lower edges of covers; page edges tanned, light yellowing to text paper; front free endpaper has the rub ber stamped name of a former owner and a small tan spot, which has blotted onto the pastedown; else a fine copy, no owner names, corners square. Colourful dust jacket has nicks, small chips and rubbing to spine tips; some creased tears and small chips; dust soiling to rear panel; internal damp stain at spine not showing externally; in all still generally VG and attractive in appearance, colours bright, flap price intact. "This novel is the portrait of likeable, immature Gordon Sullivan who tri ed to escape the start gray ugliness of sobriety through the dreams and refuges provided by alcohol. It is the short of his musings, adventures, futilities, and truly Gargantuan benders in Mexico, Europe, America and Canada on his long flight from t he devil with he had by the tail." - jacket. A first novel from this former newspaperman, a novel of the effects of alcohol on a whole adult lifetime.; Octavo

Book ID: 18287
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