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The Snow Ball

The Snow Ball

ISBN
9780571362875
Published
05/11/2020
9780571362875
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

'Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch
'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah Waters

The scandalous 1960s cult classic with a foreword by Eley Williams: when Anna is kissed by a masked figure at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins.

London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic frenzy of operatic proportions - until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter ...

A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy's The Snow Ball is a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.

'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Brophy's art is fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams

'A magical capering beast by a comet in her day.' Terry Castle

'Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah WatersThe scandalous 1960s cult classic with a foreword by Eley Williams: when Anna is kissed by a masked figure at a New Year's Eve masquerade ball, a heady dance of seduction begins.London, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic frenzy of operatic proportions - until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter ...A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy's The Snow Ball is a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Brophy's art is fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams'A magical capering beast by a comet in her day.' Terry Castle
  • Brigid Brophy

    Brigid Brophy (1929–1995) was a prize-winning British novelist, essayist, critic and political campaigner, championing gay marriage, pacifism, vegetarianism, prison reform and Public Lending Right. Her celebrated debut novel, Hackenfeller’s Ape, was published in 1953. It was followed by many other acclaimed novels including The King of a Rainy Country, Flesh, The Finishing Touch, In Transit, and The Snow Ball (which Faber are reissuing with a new foreword by Eley Williams), as well as critical studies of Mozart, Aubrey Beardsley and Ronald Firbank, among other subjects. Brophy’s marriage to art historian Michael Levey encompassed a thirteen-year relationship with Iris Murdoch. She died in 1995.

“Brophy's fiction is long overdue a revival, and this brilliantly seductive novel shows her writing at its glittering best. A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.”
- Sarah Waters
“Beautiful ... What a pleasure it is to come upon a novel which so palpably enjoys itself ... Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.”
- Iris Murdoch

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