A Penny for the Poor


[book itself is solid and internally clean, some soiling and light shelfwear to top and bottom edges; the jacket, however, has had about as many bad things done to it as you can imagine: it's been laminated (which has resulted in considerable yellowing/discoloration, trimmed a bit along the top and bottom edges, and the flaps are glued to the pastedowns; some of the laminate has also been peeled away, which doesn't help matters much]. A novelization, essentially, of Brecht and Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera." Jacket-blurbed as "an unashamed and outrageous epic of roguery triumphant -- a rollicking, full-blooded story, whole-hearted in its descriptions of rascality and corruption," this translation was first published in England in 1937 by Robert Hale. A not-especially-pretty example of a fairly scarce book.

Title: A Penny for the Poor

Author: Brecht, Bertolt (translated from the German by Desmond I. Vesey; verses translated by Christopher Isherwood)

Categories: Fiction: Vintage,

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Publisher: New York, Hillman-Curl, Inc.: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Poor dj

Seller ID: 18323

Keywords: German Literature