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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

Hardback Editions

October 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7181-0470-6 / 978-0-7181-0470-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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June 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-88411-311-6 / 978-0-88411-311-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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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
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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-910670-22-7 / 978-1-910670-22-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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July 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: The Horse's Mouth (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-14-018481-3 / 978-0-14-018481-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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November 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-06-092021-1 / 978-0-06-092021-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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January 1948 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Horse's Mouth (Modern Classics)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-14-000648-6 / 978-0-14-000648-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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June 1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Horse's Mouth
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-8094-3683-3 / 978-0-8094-3683-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Time Life Education
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January 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Horses Mouth
Author(s): Cary Joyce
ISBN: 0-06-080046-1 / 978-0-06-080046-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Kindle Editions

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