THE IMAGE OF A DRAWN SWORD. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The author's second novel. THE IMAGE OF A DRAWN SWORD "casts an equipoisal SF hue over the extremities of psychological horror that follow its protagonist's recruitment into a merciless army." - SFE (online). "A nighmarish fantasy of pervasive militarism, best read in symbolic terms; horrific denouement. Well-written, thought-provoking, and ultimately quite disturbing." - Robert Knowlton. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#162092).
"FIRST AMERICAN EDITION" on copyright page.