First edition. A couple tiny spots on page fore-edge. Interior clean and unmarked. Jacket lightly foxed and soiled, jacket spine a bit faded. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 199,  pp. Author's first novel. ... a novel about a small group of people caught in the web of their own idleness. Trevor would go on to become a three-time Whitbread Prize winner and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, earning a reputation for his short stories which has also generated rumors that he may be considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature.