Angus Wilson's Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Angus Wilson

ISBN-10: 0451501519

ISBN-13: 9780451501516

ISBN-10: 0670126357

ISBN-13: 9780670126354

ISBN-10: 159017142X

ISBN-13: 9781590171424

Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he’s "a failure with a conscience." As a tender guy, he was once interested by an archaeological dig that became up an obscene idol within the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a iteration. the invention used to be actually the main outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has lengthy recognized who used to be dependable and why. yet to bare the fact is to danger destroying the realm of comfortable compromises that, for my part in addition to professionally, he has lengthy made his own.

One of England's first brazenly homosexual novelists, Angus Wilson used to be a grimy realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of lifestyle. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and exhibiting Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes incorporates a vibrant solid of characters that incorporates scheming lecturers and fading actresses, significant businessmen toggling among mistresses and better halves, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, or even one holy idiot. all people, it sort of feels, is both in cahoots or in the dead of night, whilst comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to take care of a few dignity whereas digging up a heritage of lies.

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