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Look, Stranger!

London: Faber, 1936

8vo, pp. 68. Original grey boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Light offsetting to endpapers, small contemporary ownership inscription to ffep, a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper, faded at spine with light chipping at head, and with some chipping and closed tears to top edge.

First edition.

Auden was less than impressed by Faber's choice of title for this collection: 'It sounds like the work of a vegetarian lady novelist'. When the US edition appeared the following year, it was with Auden's preferred title, On This Island.

Keywords: W.H. AUDEN"

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