Brightfount’s is a bookshop in a small provincial city – but what are The Brightfount Diaries? When they were first published, in The Bookseller, they enchanted its readers. Hard-headed publishers waited impatiently for the next instalment; from booksellers in every corner of the earth fanmail descended like a snowstorm on the author’s then anonymous head. We are confident that they will be equally successful with everybody who likes books; or human beings; or both.
A novel that did not entirely hatch, the parts being better than the whole.It did serve, however, as a warning signal that Aldiss had begun writing novels that involved art as much as science.
FIRST EDITION: Faber & Faber, 1955
|1.||Faber & Faber, London, 1955||Hardcover|
|2.||Remploy, Swansea, 1978||Hardcover|
|3.||House of Stratus, London, 2001||Paperback|