The Quest for Christa T
1971, the first UK edition of Christa Wolf's novel
First UK edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 20.5 × 13cm, 185pp
Christa is a young girl in Hitler's Germany; she survives to embrace the new order but her idealism withers as crass materialists corrode its dream. Her story is the story of a whole generation, and a celebration of the unique value of each human being and all human life.
The book itself is in good strong readable condition, with secure binding and clean pages. There is a little spotted foxing and tanning to the page edges. The dustwrapper is chipped and creased to the edges and has been price-clipped but remains in good order.Sold