Rattigan's attack on the moral vacuity of the 'bright young things' of the twenties and thirties, written between French Without Tears and The Deep Blue Sea.
David is a high-living, hard-drinking, successful writer involved with two women: his wife Joan and an earnest-minded younger woman, Helen. When Joan commits suicide David considers following her but instead returns to a life of parties and drinking.
This edition includes an authoritative introduction, biographical sketch and chronology.
'one of the supreme dramatists of the 20th century' — Guardian
'a harrowing critique of a period of heedless frivolity and a dazzling reminder of the strengths of Rattigan’s writing' — Evening Standard
'a great and wonderful revelation… combines superb social comedy with shafts of powerful emotion' — Telegraph