First edition published by Jonathan Cape, 1976. Jacket painting by Tom Adams.
David Storey's Booker Prize winner 'Saville' was called 'the best of all the Bookers' by a leading British critic. Storey was acclaimed in both England and America as one of the leading authors of his generation.
'This is the story of Colin Saville, a miner's son, and his growth from the 1930s on, his rise in the world by way of grammar school and college. At first there is triumph in this, not least for the father who had spurred him on, but later "alienated from his class, and with nowhere yet to go" Colin finds himself spiritually destitute, bitter, still held against his will in the place that made him. . . . A feast of a book . . . it engenders remarkable tension because this self-effacing author, before removing himself from the book, seems to enter organically into his characters, writing from the gut of their experience.' - Sunday Telegraph
First edition hardback in dust jacket. Jacket has several tears and some loss at spine over publisher's logo, but is not price-clipped. Slight waving to lower part of first pages. Free of inscriptions, a good clean copy in sound binding.