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HEGEDUS, ADAM DE. - Home and Away: Notes on England After the Second World War.

London, Hutchison. 1951, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 232 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "(T)he most exciting, most illuminating and probably the most profound study of post-war England yet published. A journey through the country - westwards to Cornwall, north to Lancashire and Yorkshire - has been used as a framework for the real theme of the book: the social-economic revolution of England. Every single social group is presented and few people know them better than the author, who combines the precision of the trained sociologist with the insight of the born novelist. He employs a contrast technique full of surprise and excitement. From an aristocratic mansion he leads us to a London slum; from the emotional life of the debutante to the emotional life of the young dock-worker; from the problems of the new Oxford undergraduate to the problems of the new coal-miner; from the struggles of provincial youth to the struggles of the Displaced Person in our midst; from the open doubts of the middle class to the tragic secret of many a new writer - presents a valuable, and at the same time vastly entertaining picture of the new England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, a few very tiny chips, one very small closed tear, moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, light scuffing on spine, some darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Good+.
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1814] Booknumber: 17417

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