Thursday, 4 May 2017

The Blackboard Jungle - Evan Hunter


PANTHER BOOKS 685
SECOND PRINTING 1957 (FIRST PRINTING ALSO 1957)
LONDON, UK
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY CONSTABLE & CO 1955
COVER ART BY WEBB

West stood an inch shorter than Rick, squirming to release himself.
Rick's hand crushed tighter on the collar. He peered into the hateful eyes and spoke quietly. "Pronounce my name correctly, West."
The Class had grown terribly quiet.
"You want me to pronounce your name, sir?" West asked politely.
"You heard me."
"- you, Mr. Daffy..."
Rick's hand lashed out, slapping West squarely across the mouth....And then the knife snapped into view, sudden and terrifying. Long and shining, it caught the pale sunlight that slanted through the long schoolroom windows.

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