THE GREEN CHILD: A ROMANCE. Herbert Read.

THE GREEN CHILD: A ROMANCE. London, Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd, [1935]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-256 [257-258: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel, black coated endpapers. First edition. "A remarkable double utopia in which two visions of ideal human life -- one a Latin-American political utopia, the other a mystical, underground realm in which human aspirations are transcended -- mirror one another, comprising together a critique and dramatic metaphor of the utopian impulse as a whole." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 993. "A philosophical novel whose hero, having grown disenchanted with the imperfections of the quasi-utopian state which he has established in South America, returns to England where ... he discovers a mysterious green child [and] a truly utopian mode of existence." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-310. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-47; (1981) 2-82; (1987) 2-91; (1995) 2-101; and (2004) II-889. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1373. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, p. 802. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 156-57. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 181. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 208. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 258. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 654-60. Bleiler (1978), p. 164. Reginald 12066. Spine panel just a bit tanned, a fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at spine ends and corner tips, age-darkening to spine panel and along flap folds, and some mild dust soiling. A scarce book. (#130776).

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