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The Stranger's Child

Hollinghurst, Alan - SIGNED FIRST PRINTING UNREAD

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ISBN 10: 0330483242 / ISBN 13: 9780330483247
Verlag: Picador London, 2009
Zustand: As New Hardcover
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As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. This is a true World and UK frst edition, first printing, with the full numberline on the copyright page. Signed by the author on the title page. An unread AS NEW copy of this long-awaited novel, by the Booker Prize-winning author of 'The Line of Beauty'. Longlisted for the 2011 Booker Prize. Not price-clipped. Perfect in every way. Bought from the publisher on publication, and stored in a book room with low light. PROTECTED PERFECT JACKET. UNREAD UTTERLY COLLECTABLE PRISTINE COPY. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-6645872884

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Titel: The Stranger's Child

Verlag: Picador London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: As New

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st Edition...

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In the late summer of 1913 the aristocratic young poet Cecil Valance comes to stay at 'Two Acres', the home of his close Cambridge friend George Sawle. The weekend will be one of excitements and confusions for all the Sawles, but it is on George's sixteen-year-old sister Daphne that it will have the most lasting impact, when Cecil writes her a poem which will become a touchstone for a generation, an evocation of an England about to change for ever. Linking the Sawle and Valance families irrevocably, the shared intimacies of this weekend become legendary events in a larger story, told and interpreted in different ways over the coming century, and subjected to the scrutiny of critics and biographers with their own agendas and anxieties. In a sequence of widely separated episodes we follow the two families through startling changes in fortune and circumstance. At the centre of this often richly comic history of sexual mores and literary reputation runs the story of Daphne, from innocent girlhood to wary old age. Around her Hollinghurst draws an absorbing picture of an England constantly in flux. As in "The Line of Beauty", his impeccably nuanced exploration of changing taste, class and social etiquette is conveyed in deliciously witty and observant prose. Exposing our secret longings to the shocks and surprises of time, "The Stranger's Child" is an enthralling novel from one of the finest writers in the English language.

About the Author:

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of four previous novels, The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell and The Line of Beauty. He has received the Somerset Maugham Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction and the 2004 Man Booker Prize. He lives in London.

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