Action and other stories
C E Montague's last book, a collection of short stories
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19.5 × 13cm, 264pp.
The author's last collection of stories, published just after his death. From the wrapper "These stories will bring to all a grievously sharp sense of the loss English letters have suffered in the death of their author. They are stories of heroic people, of quiet heroes and simple heroes, the sort of people who see things through and do not make a fuss about it, the people Montague knew and respected better perhaps than any author now writing. The first story, Action, a mountaineering story, is an epitome of the book and appropriately gives it its title. But they are not all stories of one scene. There are tales of rowing on the Thames, of the War, of tramps and of London life. In all there is Montague's vivid command of word, his humour, his wit, and his courage."
Very good condition. The wrapper is a little tanned to the edges and spine and has a small closed tear to the rear but has not been price-clipped.