A Novel. London / Toronto: William Heinemann, (1944). Original dark blue cloth, with dust jacket.
First English Edition (about four months after the American) of one of Maugham's major novels. It is the story of a former American World War I fighter pilot who, suffering from what we would today label as PTSD, embarks on a search for some meaning in his life, winding up in India. Two years after publication the book was put onto the big screen, starring Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney and Anne Baxter (who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar) -- and again in 1984 starring Bill Murray and Teresa Russell.
This volume is in fine, bright condition -- rather unusual for such a cheaply-produced wartime book; the jacket is nearly fine as well (a couple of short edge-tears, but the paper has remained cleaner and greener than we typically see). Toole Stott A63c. Item #14431