Maiden Voyage


Denton Welch. Foreword by Edith Sitwell.

Penguin. Harmondsworth. 1954. First Penguin edition. First published in 1943. Paperback, octavo; illustrated wrappers. 304 pages. English. 185 x 110mm. 0.2kg. . Very good; slight shelf wear, slight toning to wrappers; browning to page edges, previous owner's inscription to half-title.

The first Penguin edition of Denton Welch's first book, published eleven years after the novel first appeared. Maiden Voyage is an autobiographical novel based on Welch's escape from Repton School and his return to his father in Shanghai.