Fine first edition, signed by the author to the title page. With a previous owner's name written inside the front cover. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket, with some light chipping along the top edge and some minor discoloration near the front flap fold.
Harry Preston says goodbye to the provinces and comes to London looking for life and adventure. It is the mid-50s and he soon finds himself in the impoverished and slightly seedy world of the emerging Beat Generation. As he progresses through the ranks of would-be artists and deluded romantics of Soho and Notting Hill, he begins to make sense of the world and his role in it. Colin Wilson's second, and most autobiographical novel.