Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures - Douglas JerroldHarvill Press, 1974, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper, nicked at the bottom corner of the upper panel which is also slightly pulled at the head. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “In the 130 years since they were written, Mrs. Caudle’s Curtain Lectures have never lost their appeal; perhaps this is because, as Anthony Burgess says in his Foreword, the author “has recorded the Eternal Sound of Woman, especially In Bed”. Mrs. Caudle is the archetype of the bednag. Her themes are as familiar today as ever they were, and she has a remarkable talent for turning molehills into mountains: “the fun lies in the rhythms of reproach… and the tone that does not advance all that far into parody”.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: 159
Introduction: Antony Burgess