The Memorial

ISHERWOOD, Christopher. The Memorial.

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ISHERWOOD, Christopher. The Memorial. London, Hogarth Press, 1932.

8vo. Original pink cloth, stamped in blue to spine, with dust wrapper; pp. 294; dust wrapper a little toned, similarly to the cloth at the very edges, internally a neat copy with a small ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper.
First edition. Isherwood's second published novel, and the first in which he draws significantly on his own life experiences to build the narrative. It focuses on the deterioration of a traditional English family, as the protagonist struggles between a desire to emulate his heroic father, and envy for his father's friend, who survived the war to throw himself into Berlin's thriving gay nightlife.