London: W.H. Allen, 1963. Hardcover. 12mo. Brown paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, price-clipped dust jacket. 365pp, (2pp), (7pp ads). Fine/near fine. Item #46463
Absolutely outstanding, tight and bright first English edition (following the 1952 first American edition) of this memoir by the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning American poet, critic, novelist and short story writer (1889-1973). Here Aiken revealed how at age eleven he came upon the bodies of his parents, his mother murdered by his physician father who had shot himself.