Octavo, pp. [8 (preliminaries)], 149, [3 (blank)]. Original black boards titled in gilt on the spine, dustwrapper, not price-clipped. (Dustwrapper very lightly creased on the upper panel.) A fine copy in a very good dustwrapper.
First edition. Amis’ ninth novel, which saw a move from his more conventionally literary novels to the thriller -- a transition which proved divisive amongst the British critics. Night Train is a typically distinctive variation on the American noir thriller tradition, through which the leitmotif of variations musical, metaphorical and physical on the jazz standard ‘Night Train’ runs.
Author AMIS, Martin.
Publisher London: Jonathan Cape.