Mavis Belfrage: A romantic novel, by Alasdair Grey
A first edition of Mavis Belfrage by Alasdair Gray. These sharp and satirical stories start with the title novella, and then get progressively shorter, ending with ‘The Shortest Tale’. Each story explores different kinds of social pain that rise from education, exhibiting the sharp satirical intelligence that has made Gray’s work so significant.
Deep red cloth boards, with intricate gilt illustrations and wording to the front and back boards, and to the spine. Internal illustrations by Alasdair Gray. Unclipped original dust jacket. Pp.160.