A Soldier Erect, Or Further Adventures Of The Hand-Reared Boy (from the author's own library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

Price: £30.00

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Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with several small closed tears along the top edge of the rear panel.


Mainstream rite-of-passage novel (partly-autobiographical?), second in the Horatio Stubbs trilogy: following THE HAND-REARED BOY and followed by A RUDE AWAKENING. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss pasted in, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.

''the 1970s also saw the author beginning to publish non-sf fictions more substantial than his previous two, The Brightfount Diaries and The Male Response. He gained his first bestseller and some notoriety with The Hand-Reared Boy (1970). This, with its two sequels, A SOLDIER ERECT (1971) and A Rude Awakening (1978), deals with the education, growth to maturity and war experiences in Burma of a young man whose circumstances often recall the early life of the author'' (David Pringle & John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF).

Title: A Soldier Erect, Or Further Adventures Of The Hand-Reared Boy (from the author's own library).

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: London.: 1971.

ISBN Number: 0297003306

Grading: Fine copy in an almost fine dustjacket with several small closed tears along the top edge of the rear panel.

Seller ID: 32497