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-Second American Edition-


Second American Edition

By: Winston S. Churchill

Random House [NY]

Biblio: (Cohen A3.7) (Woods A3ea)

8vo (241 pages, frontis portrait)

Hardcover (with Dust Jacket) [Blue and Red cloth]

Item Number: 15591

Collector's Guide

Savrola was Winston Churchill’s first and only novel; a statement of personal and political philosophy delivered as a work of dystopian fiction about dictatorship (with an astonishing relevance to our own dire present moment in time). U.S. publication preceded the British issue by roughly ten days, rendering the American first edition the true first.


This is a very good copy of what constituted the Second American Edition, in a price-clipped dust jacket that is edgeworn along the spine. The contents are fine. SAVROLA was broadcast on November 15, 1956 as a one-hour teleplay live and in color on NBC’s Matinee Theater, starring Sarah Churchill. This Random House reissue no doubt emerged to coincide with the broadcast.