Equus by Peter Shaffer [U.K. FIRST EDITION]

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Equus by Peter Shaffer

FIRST EDITION / THIRD IMPRESSION [1973] ANDRE DEUTSCH

True U.K. first edition / 3rd printing.  Hardcover with dust jacket.   

DJ is unclipped w. 1.95 cover price;  has some edge wear & two small tears on back along lower edge that have been sealed;  overall in very good condition. 

Book itself is excellent.  Cover is clean and pages are bright, white and read good as new;  *owner's signature written on inside of cover. 


In "Equus," which took critics and public alike by storm and has gone on to become a modern classic, Peter Shaffer depicts the story of a deranged youth who blinds six horses with a spike. Through a psychiatrist's analysis of the events, Shaffer creates a chilling portrait of how materialism and convenience have killed our capacity for worship and passion and, consequently, our capacity for pain. Rarely has a playwrite created an atmosphere and situation that so harshly pinpoint the spiritual and mental decay of modern man.