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In the Castle of my Skin [1st ed.]

Author: Lamming, George, 1927-

Designer: Williams, Denis

Published: London, M. Joseph, 1953


Curator description of dust jacket: A stylized painting of a boy looking out a window at a ramshackle village and an ox carrying a cart. The paperback reprint of 1960 (London: Ace Books) is also in the Carberry Collection and provides sharp contrast in its cover art and, presumably, the readers it was soliciting.


Curator notes on book content: A now classic novel about a young boy growing up in the Caribbean and his struggle with colonial education and authoritarianism. This is George Lamming's first novel and is already experimental in style; it was the beginning of an on-going distinguished career as a novelist, essayist and speaker for the Caribbean.


Collection: H.D. Carberry Collection of Caribbean Studies. University of Illinois at Chicago. Library. Special Collections and University Archives.


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