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The Frightened Giant: My Unfinished Affair with America

By: Belfrage, Cedric

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8600

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[solid copy, worn at extremities as is common with this cheaply-produced book, light water spotting at top of both covers (not serious and not affecting interior); jacket has some minor fading/soiling, but in better shape than often seen]. Blacklisted journalist/editor/novelist (and one-time film critic) Belfrage took advantage(?) of the three months he was parked in jail, awaiting his eventual deportation, to write this passionate memoir, in which not only expresses his admiration for America and Americans, but also "his detestation of that small group of Americans who seek to panic their... View more info

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They All Hold Swords

By: Belfrage, Cedric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Modern Age Books: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10598

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [soiling to top edge, but otherwise a good solid copy, slight fraying to cloth at spine ends]. Of several autobiographical works turned out by this critic-journalist-social activist, this comes the closest to a traditional memoir -- and is also the most explicit about how he, "the third son of an English gentleman," managed to somehow acquire a social conscience despite a privileged upbringing. He "tells, in terms of his personal life and in a rich satiric vein, how he finally made good his freedom from the samurai snobberies of his class, from the inequalities o... View more info

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Away from It All: An Escapologist's Notebook

By: Belfrage, Cedric

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Literary Guild of America: 1937

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 13294

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[good solid copy, light soiling/tanning to page edges, two previous owner's signatures on ffep; jacket heavily edgeworn, some fading at spine and along edges, various small tears and chips]. The author "tried to run away from facts by taking a whirlwind trip around the world. But he didn't succeed. The more he tried to escape them, the more he was foiled by his own sharp eyes and restless intelligence. The result is [this book], a compound of personal adventure, contemporary history, travel diary and just living." Among the places visited by this most interesting fellow was Bombay... View more info