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Futility : a novel on Russian themes

Author: William Alexander Gerhardie
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House Publishing, [2012]
Series: Neversink library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hailed by his famous contemporaries including Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who called him a "genius," William Gerhardi is one of the twentieth century's forgotten masters, and his lovely comedy Futility one of the century's neglected masterpieces. It tells the story of someone very similar to Gerhardi himself: a young Englishman raised in Russia who returns to St.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gerhardie, William Alexander, 1895-1977.
Futility
(DLC) 2012944739
(OCoLC)811783072
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Alexander Gerhardie
ISBN: 9781612191553 161219155X 9781299564824 1299564828
OCLC Number: 817871371
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Neversink library.
Responsibility: William Gerhardie ; preface by Edith Wharton.

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Hailed by his famous contemporaries including Edith Wharton, H.G. Wells, Katherine Mansfield, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh, who called him a "genius," William Gerhardi is one of the twentieth century's forgotten masters, and his lovely comedy Futility one of the century's neglected masterpieces. It tells the story of someone very similar to Gerhardi himself: a young Englishman raised in Russia who returns to St. Petersburg and falls in love with the daughter of a hilariously dysfunctional family--all played out with the armies of the Russian Revolution marching back and forth outside the parlor window. Part British romantic comedy, part Russian social realism, and with a large cast of memorable characters, this astoundingly funny and poignant novel is the tale of people persisting in love and hope despite the odds. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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