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Imaginary Toys

Julian Mitchell
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571304202
Date Published
20.06.2013
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Summary

Imaginary Toys (1961) marked the literary debut of the then 26-year-old Julian Mitchell, who would eventually set aside his prizewinning career as a novelist and achieve wider renown as a dramatist, most famously with Another Country (1981).

Imaginary Toys is a novel of Oxford after World War Two, where class consciousness has become newly acute, and a quartet of narrators wrestle with their studies and their more personal difficulties – among the four a coalminer’s son and the daughter of a solid bourgeois family, who fall in love to the discomfort of their respective friends.

In the first of a sequence of reflective, autobiographical new introductions composed especially for Faber Finds’ reissues of his early novels, Julian Mitchell recalls the atmosphere of mid-1950s Oxford, and the path he took to a literary vocation.

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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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