The Age Of Anxiety

by Auden, W H

The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue was first published in 1947 by Random House. This book is a long poem written in six parts, the story deals with man's quest to find substance and identity in a shifting and increasingly industrialized world. Set in a wartime bar in New York City, Auden centers around four characters - Quant, Malin, Rosetta, and Emble -  to explore and develop his themes.

First Edition Identification and Notes

The first edition of The Age of Anxiety was published in New York by Random House in 1947. There were 3500 copies in the original printing. Original green boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Top edge red. 

First UK Edition published in London by Faber & Faber, 1948. Faber issued this first printing in the UK of 3,000 copies. Features yellow cloth with gilt lettering to the spine.


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1947
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London: Faber and Faber, 1948. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. A long poem taking the form of a dialogue between a woman and three men in a bar and an apartment on New York's West Side. Printed in a small run of 3,000 copies. BLOOMFIELD & MENDELSON A29b. First Impression, preceded by the American edition published the previous… Read more
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