8vo. IV parts. 245pp. Hardcover in publisher’s blue cloth boards in excellent condition with a non price-clipped d/w in good condition with mild chipping, a tiny tear at top of spine and some light exposure browning of spine with minor soiling of the rear cover, now protected by clear archival covering, text is in very good to excellent condition with no prior owner markings and only minor age toning of pages. Widely regarded as his most famous novel, which is a study of New World hope and innocence set in an old world of violence in Vietnam before the last Vietnam war. Essential reading for all students of Imperialism in Indo-China and is a real joy to read for anyone having been written by arguably one of the very greatest of modern wordsmiths.