London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1961. First Edition. First Edition.
O'Brien's return to the novel after almost 20 years, The Hard Life "manages some criticism of the Catholic Church . . . [but] lack the stylistic acumen of the earlier work: given O'Nolan's physical condition by the 1960s, it is an achievement that [the Hard Life was] written at all." (OEBL). Very good in very good dust jacket with some minor staining. Item #67