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The world in the evening

Author: Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2013. ©1952
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality. Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. After his second marriage suddenly ends, Stephen finds himself living with a relative in a small Pennsylvania Quaker town, haunted by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 9780374533816 0374533814
OCLC Number: 827256663
Description: 301 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Christopher Isherwood.

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A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality A deeply introspective book about war, religion, and sexuality. Against the backdrop of World War II, The World in the Evening charts the emotional development of Stephen Monk, an aimless Englishman living in California. After his second marriage suddenly ends, Stephen finds himself living with a relative in a small Pennsylvania Quaker town, haunted by memories of his prewar affair with a younger man during a visit to the Canary Islands. The world traveler comes to a gradual understanding of himself and of his newly adopted homeland. When first published in 1953, The World in the Evening was notable for its clear-eyed depiction of European and American mores, sexuality, and religion. Today, readers herald Christopher Isherwood's frank portrayal of bisexuality and his early appreciation of low and high camp.

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