Hard Cover. London: Martin Secker, 1931. 1st English Edition. Near Fine.
First English edition, limited issue of 2,000 copies. Publisher's bright green cloth, with Lawrence's phoenix device to the front board in gilt, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Near fine, with some light sunning to the spine and the top edges of the boards, offsetting to the free endpapers, else very bright and fresh. Overall, a very clean and handsome copy. Roberts A50c. The Man Who Died is a short novel that was first published in Paris in 1929 under the title The Escaped Cock. A meditation on resurrection, this novella tells the story of a man who is raised from the dead and witnesses a rooster attempting to free himself from his restraint. Throughout the story, this protagonist, a representation of Jesus Christ and the Egyptian god Osiris, travels in search of a meaning for human existence, which he discovers at a Temple of Isis in Lebanon.
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