Mariner Dances

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ISBN 9780571250271 Format Paperback
9780571250271
Paperback
Published 19/03/2009 Length 224 pages
224

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P. H. Newby's third novel tells the story of Mariner, a schoolmaster in Paris. Egotistical and unscrupulous, he abducts a young girl, imposing them both on the kindness of his old friend, Fred. Their intrusion into his life, and their effect on those close to him - his crippled sister, his shrewd mother and his impatient father - pushes Fred to consider the divided familial loyalties that crowd his life.

Newby's wonderful third novel, the skill, understanding and sympathy of which recalls D. H. Lawrence at his best, was to firmly establish him as one of Britain's finest writers of fiction.

P. H. Newby's third novel tells the story of Mariner, a schoolmaster in Paris. Egotistical and unscrupulous, he abducts a young girl, imposing them both on the kindness of his old friend, Fred. Their intrusion into his life, and their effect on those close to him - his crippled sister, his shrewd mother and his impatient father - pushes Fred to consider the divided familial loyalties that crowd his life.Newby's wonderful third novel, the skill, understanding and sympathy of which recalls D. H. Lawrence at his best, was to firmly establish him as one of Britain's finest writers of fiction.
  • About P. H. Newby

    P. H. Newby (1918-1997) was an English novelist and broadcasting administrator. His first novel, A Journey into the Interior, was published in l946. He was awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize in 1948, and he was the first winner of the Booker (now Man Booker) Prize - his novel Something to Answer For received the inaugural award in 1969.

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