Hard Cover. London: Heinemann, 1959. First Edition. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
First edition, first printing. Publisher's blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, light discoloration on the tail of spine, bookplate to front pastedown, dust jacket illustration by John Rowland. About fine; in an unclipped dust jacket with some light soiling, upper spine lightly worn with a few minor chips. Anthony Burgess' Beds in the East uses humor to examine the racial and social prejudice of post-war Malaya in its struggle to gain independence from colonial rule. It is the third book in Burgess' Malayan Trilogy, a series he wrote while living in Malaya where he was working as a teacher. While there, Burgess learned how to speak, read, and write in Malay, which gave him a special insight into the Malayan culture.