London: William Heinemann, 1956. First Edition. Octavo, pp (viii), 214, (ii). light blue boards with lettering in gilt on the spine, illustrated paper jacket. Corners are lightly bumped and with light foxing to the edges of the leaves. The jacket is price clipped, a little edgeworn and with a 1cm vertical tear at the foot of the front cover, some small chips at the head of the front cover towards the spine and a 5mm abrasion above the letter 'a' of the title, a few fox marks on the verso. Good / Good. Item #789
First novel by Anthony Burgess, set in Malaya where he lived and worked in the 1950s. His first three novels. Time for a Tiger, The Enemy in the Blanket and Beds in the East were all written while Burgess was teaching at Malay College and then Malay Teacher's Training College. They became known as the Malayan Trilogy and were later published together in one volume as The Long Day Wanes. Burgess is perhaps most well known for his 1962 dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange which was made into a film by Stanley Kubrick.