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The Horse's Mouth

(1944)
(The third book in the First Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
"The richest comic novel of the last ten years."
V S Pritchett

"Mr Joyce Cary is an important and exciting writer... if you like rich writing full of gusto and accurate original character
drawing, you will get it from The Horse's Mouth"
John Betjeman

"The coming to perfect ripeness of a rare and blessed talent; and I recommend it out of a profound personal appreciation and joy."
Pamela Hansford Johnson

"The Horse's Mouth has the kick of ten stallions. Mr Joyce Cary writes at top pace, at the top of his voice, and the top of his form."
The Observer

"Mr Joyce Cary is a most exciting novelist. There is a thrill in his books which comes from his own extraordinary vision of men and women, he writes so well, with such a fine understanding that at the end the reader feels there is nothing left to be said about the person, nothing left that one wants to know... the book is real and true. It flows over with life."
Daily Telegraph

The Horse's Mouth, famously filmed with Alec Guinness in the central role, is a portrait of an artistic temperament. Its principal character, Gulley Jimson, is an impoverished painter who bothers little about conventional values. His unquestioning certainty that he must live and paint according to his intuition without regard for the cost to himself or others makes him a man of great, if sometimes flawed, vision.

 
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Used availability for Joyce Cary's The Horse's Mouth


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Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (First Trilogy)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-571-28061-7 / 978-0-571-28061-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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December 1951 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7181-0470-6 / 978-0-7181-0470-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 1944 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-88411-311-6 / 978-0-88411-311-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-8094-3682-5 / 978-0-8094-3682-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Time Life
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-910670-22-7 / 978-1-910670-22-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (First Trilogy)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-571-25200-1 / 978-0-571-25200-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 1999 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-940322-19-6 / 978-0-940322-19-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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July 1992 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-14-018481-3 / 978-0-14-018481-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 1990 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-06-092021-1 / 978-0-06-092021-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 1982 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (Time Reading Program Special Edition)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-8094-3683-3 / 978-0-8094-3683-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Time Life Education
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Horses Mouth
Author(s): Cary Joyce
ISBN: 0-06-080046-1 / 978-0-06-080046-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 1948 : UK Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-14-000648-6 / 978-0-14-000648-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Horses' Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


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