Lions and Shadows

ISHERWOOD, Christopher. Lions and Shadows.

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ISHERWOOD, Christopher. Lions and Shadows. London: The Hogarth Press, 1938.

8vo. Original blue cloth, titled in black to spine, in the illustrated dust wrapper; pp. [1-8], 9-312 (as issued), with a frontispiece captioned "Myself, in 1921"; an excellent copy with some mild toning to dust wrapper and endleaves in places.
First edition.
A largely autobiographical work, under a veneer of fiction, describing the life of a public school boy through to the life of a bohemian writer in 1930s London. The characters representing Isherwood’s contemporaries, such as Auden, Upward, and Spender are thinly disguised, and Isherwood pokes fun at everyone involved with gay abandon.