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The loneliness of the long distance runner

By: Sillitoe, Alan

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Part of the Harper Perennial modern classics series
0007255608 / 9780007255603
Paperback
823.914
16/07/2007
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England
Classics
20 cm 174, 18 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: W.H. Allen, 1959.
/ Includes PS Section Reissue of a groundbreaking work of fiction from one of our best loved authors. / Alan Sillitoe is one of the greatest and most loved English writers of his generation. / This new edition will be given a stunning new jacket treatment and published as part of the Harper Perennial Modern Classics series. / This classic work was awarded the Hawthornden Prize in 1960. / Alan Sillitoe's profile shows no sign of diminishing. In 2003 the Barbican ran a retrospective of the films of his classic novels, which were recently released on DVD.

Reissue of a groundbreaking work of fiction from one of our best loved authors.

The title story in this classic collection tells of Smith, a defiant young rebel, inhabiting the no-man's land of institutionalised Borstal.

As his steady jog-trot rhythm transports him over an unrelenting, frost-bitten earth, he wonders why, for whom and for what he is running.

A groundbreaking work, 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' captured the grim isolation of the working class in the English Midlands when it was first published in 1960s.

But Sillitoe's depiction of petty crime and deep-seated anger in industrial and desperate cities remains as potent today as it was almost half a century ago.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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