FOLLOWING DARKNESS. London: Edward Arnold, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-320, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. A brilliant, artistic, soul-sick young Irishman rejects religion and seeks solace in the study of the occult sciences. "A soul study in form of autobiography ... The book is but a fragment, and has no real conclusion. The style is exceptionally good." - Brown, Ireland in Fiction, p. 260. This coming of age novel, dedicated to E. M. Forster who called it "a masterpiece," was a possible influence on Joyce's A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN (1916). It was rewritten by Reid and published in 1937 as PETER WARING. Early owner's signatures on the front endpapers. Light rubbing to spine ends, endpapers lightly tanned and foxed, closed tear at fore-edge of front free endpaper mended, some scattered foxing to preliminaries and a few pages of text, a very good copy. A very nice copy and somewhat scarce in this condition. (#148996).

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