The Walk Home: A Novel by Gwyn Jones.1st Edition. Hardback. Dent, 1962.

Description: "'David Rowlands' tells his story from the condemned cell where he awaits execution for the alleged murder of his father. The writer displays imaginative sympathy in dealing with the incidents that lead to David's terrible situation. This taut but lyrical novel goes well below the surface. In the person of 18-year-old David Rowlands, whose gentle mother dies of hardship, and the gypsy girl Leah also 18, but many years older than David in experience of life, the author presents a symbolic recreation of the forces of good and evil. 

This is a tragic story, but it is a tragedy that ennobles as all tragedy should, for within the shadows there are visions of hope and beauty. The mountains and valleys of Wales of more than a century ago form a fitting backcloth th this splendid novel, distinct in style, structure and content."

Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: good. 1st Edition. 205 pages.  Original publisher's maroon cloth, spine lettered gilt, with original unclipped dust jacket. A fine copy of the first edition, first printing, without any damage, library stamps, inscriptions or other markings.


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