Published by Folio Society, London in 1969. The book is in excellent condition, with some minor buckling to the spine and wear to the slipcase. The book has black line drawings as part of the red cloth covers, illustrated by John Bratby and throughout the book, as half page or page edges. 


The book was originallly published in 1944 novel by the Anglo-Irish writer Joyce Cary; it is the third novel in his First Trilogy, whose first two books are Herself Surprised (1941) and To Be A Pilgrim (1942). The Horse's Mouth follows the adventures of Gulley Jimson, an artist who would exploit his friends and acquaintances to earn money, told from his point of view, just as the other books in the First Trilogy tell events from their central characters' different points of view. Cary's novel also uses Gulley's unique perspective to comment on the social and political events of the time.


The book was turned into a film in 1958 by Alec Guinness; the screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award, with the film following the book apart from a deviation at the end. 

The Horse's Mouth by Joyce Cary

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