Rupert Brooke, The Splendour and the Pain (Signed copy)
Signed by John Frayn Turner
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 13.5cm, 160pp.
Signed directly to the title page by John Frayn Turner.
From the dustwrapper, "Here within these pages, and probably for the first time is the real Rupert Brooke: his loves and his poems, the emotional essence of the splendour and pain in a brilliant yet brief lifetime. John Frayn Turner, a prolific writer who has authored over twenty books, has beamed new light on Brooke, both as poet and man. His original research over the years included exclusive interviews with Brooke's illustrious contemporaries who knew him well—Hugh Dalton, Bertrand Russell, St. John Ervine, Basil Dean, Mrs Lascelles Abercrombie—and across these vivid pages also stride a spectrum of glittering giants from an unrepeatable era. The author reminds us of this living force of poetry: imperishable and inspired, that has remained in print for over seventy-five years."
Good condition. There is some tanning to the pages edges but otherwise this copy is in strong readable condition.