Equus by Peter Shaffer [U.K. FIRST EDITION] 1973 • 3rd Impression • Andre Deutsch
Equus by Peter Shaffer
FIRST EDITION / THIRD IMPRESSION  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.