August is a Wicked Month - Edna O'Brien 1965 - Jonathan Cape, London - First Edition ‘This novel is a serious and moving piece of work.’ – New York Times

Irish writer Edna O’Brien’s controversial novel tells the story of a young unhappily married woman’s self-discovery through sexual freedom, by escaping to the hedonistic world of film-making and free love in the South of France, before finally returning to face reality. Banned upon publication in Ireland due to its seemingly scandalous themes.

With the dust jacket showing Lord Snowdon’s photographs of Edna O’Brien.
  Octavo (19.4x13.3cm), pp. 221 [3]. Publisher's grey-brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge with red tint. Dust jacket priced ‘21s. net’ to lower corner of front flap, all corners trimmed as published.   Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket, with rubbing to corners and spine folds, some foxing to verso.   Ref: 109899   Price: HK$ 1,300