New York: Viking Press, 1956. First American Edition. Hardcover. 5 1/2 X 8 1/4 Inches. 249 PP. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #5260
First American printing in first issue jacket that retains the $3.50 price on the front flap. Slightest hint of sunning and rubbing to edges. A very sharp copy overall. Basis for two film adaptations including the 2002 Michael Caine performance which landed him a nomination for Best Actor by the Academy Awards.