Some Prefer Nettles [1st Penguin]


By Junichirô Tanizaki

First Penguin paperback of this classic Japanese novel

In stock


  • First Thus [Penguin Books, London, 1970]; 156 pages + 4 pages ads; illustrated card with cover art by Barbara Costall, edges rubbed, rear marked, spine creased & faded, internal spine a bit brittle, a very good copy
  • First published in UK in 1956 [originally published in Japan in 1930 as Tade Kuu Mushi]
  • One of Tanizaki’s best known novels
  • ISBN: 14 003110 3 / 0140031103