Our First Edition, first printing of Gillian Freeman’s (1929 –2019) break out gay novel was published in 1961 under the pseudonym Eliot George. Part of the post-World War II upheaval in British arts and letters, The Leather Boys tells a gritty tale of a homosexual relationship between two young working-class men - one a mod biker and the other an unhappily married mechanic - filled with disillusionment and a sense of isolation., Works by angry young men and women such as Ms. Freeman glorified the antihero ready to challenge the gray world of economic recession and ennui bequeathed to them by a morally bankrupt establishment. In taking on taboo subjects such as classism, racism, gender roles and sexual orientation, Freeman's generation of so-called “kitchen sink” social realists incited a cultural revolution in Britain that changed Western literature, theater, film and the visual arts forever. Condition: Fine with original jacket not price clipped and also Fine. Dimensions: 7" x 5".