Light shelfwear to edges and boards. Stated first edition. DJ not clipped, and covered in mylar. Library discard with usual markings/atttachments. Pages tight and clean. 253 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1976. ISBN: 0397316534. While Barry Olmstead is bailing out a friend who has misplaced two million dollars, Ox becomes involved with Arabella Marlborough, a whimsical, compelling, troubled young woman, who, like Ox, perceives with devastating clarity the shams, devices, and evasions that pervade all aspects of society at all levels. At once deeply serious and wildly comic, ""Ox Under Pressure"" is both a love story and a caustic portrait of an empty society redeemed only by humor, moments of real affection, and rare bursts of heroism.