Both novels in our literary pairing, the First American Edition of Auberon Waugh’s Consider the Lilies, and a First Edition of Good Times/Bad Times, by James Kirkwood were published in 1968. Each is a biting commentary on that tumultuous decade. Waugh, by this time a seasoned and somewhat jaded British journalist gives us an hilarious tale of dark comic brilliance about an Anglican clergyman awash in doubts about his calling and his life. Kirkwood is an author at the start of a career writing a humorous and candid coming-of-age story about a sensitive young man in an all-boys boarding school and his struggle to survive the dramatic events that threaten to overwhelm him. It is an early work of a literary career that would eventually include a TONY Award, NY Drama Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and the Pulitzer Prize, all for writing the book for the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. Though of different ages, social backgrounds, philosophical bents and literary milieu, Waugh and Kirkwood shared a deeply felt anti-establishment sensibility which leads one protagonist to a kind of incarceration and the other to a kind of freedom. Which character lands where may come as a surprise to a first-time reader. Condition: Consider The Lilies, very good with priced clipped jacket, one chip on rear. Good Times/Bad Times, very good, slight overall jacket discoloration. Both books in Brodart covers. Dimensions: Consider The Lilies, 5.5" x 8" x 1". Good Times/Bad Times, 6" x 8.5" x 1".