I grade the book as in ‘Very Good’ condition.
I grade the dust jacket as in ‘Good’ condition.
Published by Constable (1964)
Dust jacket has wear top and bottom – see photos, book itself is unmarked with clean & crisp pages.
But what lay behind the urbane, ironic mask he showed to the world ? David Cecil is the first writer to try and tell us; for Max, who knew him, appointed him hi” biographer, and he is the first person to have access to Max’s fascinating private papers. The result is an intimate portrait of an odd, brilliant and most lovable human being, who was also a deeper and more considerable character than his appearance might suggest. Besides being a picture of a man, this book is the picture of an age. In it the literary, theatrical and fashionable worlds of the ‘nineties and of Edward VII’s reign-the world of Wilde and Shaw and Henry James and `The Souls’-appears in vivid detail before us as seen through Max’s amused and penetrating eyes. He knew everyone worth knowing in that era and had something to say about each of them.