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Martin Amis : Dead Babies : 1st Edition : Jonathan Cape 1975 : With Dust Jacket

Martin Amis : Dead Babies : 1st Edition : Jonathan Cape 1975 : With Dust Jacket

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Dead Babies

By Martin Amis

Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1975. First Edition / First Printing. Hardback book in unclipped dust jacket. 254 pages.

CONDITION
A very good first edition. The dust jacket is in good condition with just a small closed tear to the front top right corner. The original price on the jacket remains intact (£3.25 Net). The boards and spine are in good clean condition. Endpapers very good and with no writing or names to the book. All contents present and pages in good clean condition throughout. Overall a good first edition.

Dead Babies is Martin Amis's second novel, published in 1975 by Jonathan Cape. It was published in paperback as Dark Secrets. Amis's second novel—a parody of Agatha Christie's country-house mysteries—takes place over a single weekend at a manor called Appleseed Rectory. In 2000, the book was adapted into a film of the same name, starring Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams. In 2001, BBC critic David Wood wrote "Amis's second novel ranks among his most incendiary with its mordant wit, black comedy, and sense of the violently absurd.
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