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The World in the Evening

The World in the Evening

A Novel

by Christopher Isherwood
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/11/2013
RRP  $20.35 $19.50
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.
ISBN:
9780374533816
9780374533816
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
301
Dimensions (mm):
210x142x21mm
Weight:
0.28kg
Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904 and moved to America where he took up formal citizenship in 1946.

His many famous works include Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin.

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