Cards of Identity


Cards of Identity


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Nigel Dennis' most famous work, Cards of Identity, is a witty psychological satire that has gained a cult following. Members of a group called the Identity Club gather at an English country house to listen to papers discussing interesting case histories of various identity problems. In reality, the novel details many of the problems England experienced in the late forties and early fifties. The front flap calls it "a hilarious melodramtic satire on modern man's conviction that only an expert can tell him who he really is." The dustjacket was designed by Lucien Freud, grandson of Sigmund, perhaps the greatest "expert" of them all.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicholson
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1955
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: Good +
  • Details:
    370 p. 21 cm. Red cloth hardcover in mylar-covered dustjacket. Some shelf wear to bottom edge. Light wear and soiling to jacket. Paperclip mark at top of first pages. Offsetting to endpapers. Faint foxing to rear pages.

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