The Caretaker

London: Methuen & Co., (1960).

Price: $35,000.00

First Methuen edition, wrappered issue (preceded slightly by an acting edition). A small crease on the front wrap, a little soiling, a pleasing, very good copy in a custom cloth clamshell case with leather spine label. This is Pinter's own copy, unsigned, but apparently used as either a prompt copy or in revising the play for radio, with corrections (mostly deletions, some of them very substantive on nearly every page). Formerly the property of his first wife Vivien Merchant. The Nobel laureate's own copy of one of his first major works.

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The Caretaker. Harold PINTER.
The Caretaker
The Caretaker
The Caretaker

Harold Pinter
birth name: Harold Pinter
born: 10/10/1930
died: 12/24/2008
nationality: Great Britain

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Biography

English playwright who achieved international renown as one of the most complex and challenging post-World War II dramatists. His plays are noted for their use of understatement, small talk, and reticence--even silence--to convey the substance of a character's thought. - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005.more