Ungentle Guest

London: Herbert Jenkins, N.d. [1947]

8vo, pp. 190, 2pp. publisher's advertisements bound in at rear. Original orange boards, lettered in black to front panel and spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. A near fine copy in a complete but worn dustwrapper with some creasing and general edgewear, particularly noticeable at folds and spine ends, and a long closed tear to foot of spine.

First edition.

A nice copy of this comic novel, scarce in the dustwrapper -- and a copy which has survived far better than the reputation of its author, who has now been comprehensively forgotten. COPAC's listing of Glyder's work shows him to have been active between 1928 and 1949, and two films were made from his novels: The Compulsory Husband [1930] and The Compulsory Wife [1937]. Apart from that, nothing: Glyder's name does not seem to have troubled the scorers in any of the standard reference works.

Keywords: John GLYDER"

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