The Demon by Hubert Selby Jr. [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1976
The Demon by Hubert Selby Jr.
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  PLAYBOY PRESS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.
Dust jacket has wear but is fully in tact; housed in protective mylar jacket.
Tear to top-left corner and a fully sealed tear along bottom edge with some surrounding creasing. Spine has some fading well as fraying to edges, mostly up top. Back of dust jacket however is excellent and shows virtually no wear.
Book itself is immaculate. Looks and reads like new.
Harry White is a man haunted by a satyr's lust and an obsessive need for sin and retribution. The more Harry succeeds -- a good marriage, a good corporate job -- the more desperate he becomes, as a life of petty crime leads to fraud and murder and, eventually, to apocalyptic violence.
Author of the controversial cult classics, Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream, Hubert Selby began as a writer of short fiction. He plunges the reader head-first into the densely realized worlds of his protagonists, in which the details of daily life rub shoulders with obsession and madness. Although fundamentally concerned with morality, Selby's own sense of humility prevents him from preaching. He offers instead a passionate empathy with the ordinary dreams and aspirations of his characters, a brilliant ear for the urban vernacular and for the voices of conscience and self-deceit that torment his characters. - Bookshop Apocalypse