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The Journal of a Disappointed Man

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Chatto & Windus, London 1923. Condition: Good. Spine faded and top & bottom thumbed, small water stain to front cover. Front hinge just beginning to weaken. Some paragraphs lightly pencil marked.

Barbellion was the pen-name of Bruce Frederick Cummings who died in 1919 having suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. Ronald Blythe called it "among the most moving diaries ever created".

Wikipedia says: "The strong early sales and the admiration received by The Journal of a Disappointed Man are largely forgotten by the wider reading public today, but the book has been frequently reprinted in paperback and is regarded as a classic of English literature. It has been likened to the best work of other writers like Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

It is also much admired by many sufferers of multiple sclerosis as a frank and eloquent portrayal of their struggle, and numerous MS societies and charities have recommended or even published copies of the book to encourage greater understanding among sufferers and non-sufferers alike (see link below)."

This edition comes with an introduction by H G Wells.

Item details

Author(s):
W N P Barbellion
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Journal of a Disappointed Man

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Chatto & Windus, London 1923. Condition: Good. Spine faded and top & bottom thumbed, small water stain to front cover. Front hinge just beginning to weaken. Some paragraphs lightly pencil marked.

Barbellion was the pen-name of Bruce Frederick Cummings who died in 1919 having suffered from Multiple Sclerosis. Ronald Blythe called it "among the most moving diaries ever created".

Wikipedia says: "The strong early sales and the admiration received by The Journal of a Disappointed Man are largely forgotten by the wider reading public today, but the book has been frequently reprinted in paperback and is regarded as a classic of English literature. It has been likened to the best work of other writers like Franz Kafka and James Joyce.

It is also much admired by many sufferers of multiple sclerosis as a frank and eloquent portrayal of their struggle, and numerous MS societies and charities have recommended or even published copies of the book to encourage greater understanding among sufferers and non-sufferers alike (see link below)."

This edition comes with an introduction by H G Wells.

Author(s):
W N P Barbellion
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
Chatto & Windus
Title:
The Journal of a Disappointed Man

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