Hard Cover. London: Heinemann, 1962. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in black, bookplate to front pastedown. Dust jacket illustration by Brian Russell. A fine copy; in an unclipped dust jacket with some minor soiling, chipping and shallow loss to the upper spine and a few tiny tears. Overall, a very good copy. The Wanting Seed takes place in a dystopian fictional world where overpopulation has crippled society, and an oppressive regime attempts to restrain human nature. Similar to the themes in A Clockwork Orange, Burgess's best-known work, the imperfect and very human protagonists are expected to run like machines; the result is disastrous.