Beyond the Pale (Signed copy)
Signed by William Trevor, the first American edition
First US edition, first printing hardback in dustwrapper. 21.5 × 14.5 cm, 256pp.
Signed directly to the title page by William Trevor.
From the dustwrapper, "In this new collection, Mr Trevor turns his attention, and the reader's conscience, to the concerns of Ireland. His characters are, for the most part, ordinary people, we recognize them on sight; they are are as familiar to us as we are to ourselves. Their lives are lived within safe and comfortable boundaries; reality is kept at arm's length—or held between thumb and forefinger, if absolutely necessary, and referred to as "the unpleasantness". Yet, as the title story suggests, to live within the pale in the twentieth century is to be automatically living beyond it: complacency and composure, the blind eye and the deaf ear, are at least as pernicious as violence itself".
The book itself is in very good condition with clean pages and secure binding. The dustwrapper is faded to the spine and a little to the green titling to the front but is otherwise complete and in tidy condition. It has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.
Our postage is charged at cost and is measured by the weight of the book. The recent USPS price hikes have meant our rates to the US have had to increase.