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The Jealous One

Celia Fremlin

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ISBN
9780571312764
Date Published
16.01.2014
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Summary

The Jealous One (1964), Celia Fremlin’s fifth novel, opens on its protagonist Rosamund as she wakes from a mid-morning nap to find, to her delight, that she is running a temperature. Surely that explains her blinding headache, and even the weird, delirious dream in which she had murdered her overly seductive neighbour, Lindy? A great relief, then, to find this was merely the work of a fevered imagination. Until her husband exclaims, ‘Rosamund! Have you any idea what’s happened to Lindy? She’s disappeared!…’

‘A tense situation, ultimately resolved by a beautifully fitting plot-twist. Even more memorable than the suspense story is the witty and acute comedy.’ New York Times

‘A brilliant example of the psychological thriller. The little worm of jealousy devours its way into the mind, gradually, page by page.’ Hampstead & Highgate Express

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Celia Fremlin (1914-2009) was born in Kent and educated at Berkhamsted School for Girls and Somerville College, Oxford, where she read classics and philosophy. During the Second World War she worked for the Mass Observation project, an experience that resulted in her first published book, War Factory (1943, available in Faber Finds), which recorded the experiences and attitudes of women…

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