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As Far as You Can Go

Julian Mitchell

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ISBN
9780571304158
Date Published
13.08.2013
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Summary

As Far As You Can Go was Julian Mitchell’s third novel, first published in 1963. Its protagonist is Harold Barlow, a young stockbroker, on his way up in the world – but easily bored, desiring adventure. He accepts a commission to travel to America; and the further west he goes, the more he discovers in the way of wide open spaces and freedoms. There is, however, a limit.

In an introduction written especially for this edition, Julian Mitchell describes his interest in writing ‘a reverse Henry James novel, about a European discovering America rather than vice-versa.’

‘Like Nabokov, but without his cynicism, Mr Mitchell sets the geography of the United States in motion.’ Anthony Burgess, Observer

‘This raid on the American psyche, so hilarious, yet so horrific in its implications, proves Mr Mitchell a first-rate satirist.’ Telegraph

JulianMitchell

Julian Mitchell (b. 1935), is an English playwright, screenwriter and occasional novelist. He is best known as the writer of the play and film Another Country, and as a screenwriter for TV, producing many original plays and series episodes, including at least ten for Inspector Morse. Born in Epping, Essex, and educated at Winchester College and Oxford, he would publish…

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