London: Faber and Faber, 1990. Stiff Wrappers. A pristine uncorrected reading proof of the Nobel Prize-winner's first and only novel, written in the early 1950's, before he turned to theater, but only published in 1990. The novel, says Michael Billington, Pinter's biographer, holds the key to all of Pinter's later plays. Demy 8vo (215 x 137mm): ,3-183,pp. Stiff patterned blue wrappers. Square, tight, clean, fresh, and bright. As new. Fine / Fine. Item #BB2159
Pinter's virtually unknown novel, set in postwar Britain, is about the dark rivalry between an office worker named Pete and a young actor called Mark, who sleeps with Pete's girlfriend, Virginia. In 1960, Pinter adapted The Dwarfs as a radio play. Then in 1996, Kerry Lee Crabbe turned the published novel into a film script that never found a buyer. In 2002, Christopher Morahan staged a revised version of Crabbe's script at the National Theatre Studio, which was filmed and shown on BBC4's Pinterfest. Finally, in 2003, that staged version, with minor changes, opened at London's Tricycle Theatre. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable mylar sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. (Fine Editions Ltd is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association, and we subscribe to its codes of ethics.).