Very good hbk with d/w, 8v.o., 1st edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In The Fatal Englishman, his first work of nonfiction, Sebastian Faulks explores the lives of three remarkable men. Each had the seeds of greatness; each was a beacon to his generation and left something of value behind; yet each one died tragically young.
Christopher Wood, only twenty-nine when he killed himself, was a painter who lived most of his short life in the beau monde of 1920s Paris, where his charm, good looks, and the dissolute life that followed them sometimes frustrated his ambition and achievement as an artist.
Richard Hillary was a WWII fighter pilot who wrote a classic account of his
experiences, The Last Enemy, but died in a mysterious training accident while defying doctor’s orders to stay grounded after horrific burn injuries; he was twenty-three.
Jeremy Wolfenden, hailed by his contemporaries as the brightest Englishman of
his generation, rejected the call of academia to become a hack journalist in Cold War Moscow. A spy, alcoholic, and open homosexual at a time when such activity was still illegal, he died at the age of thirty-one, a victim of his own recklessness and of the peculiar pressures of his time.
Through the lives of these doomed young men, Faulks paints an oblique
portrait of English society as it changed in the twentieth century, from the Victorian era to the modern world.
From the Back Cover:
“Compelling and stunningly written.” –The Times (London)
“Faulks is a prodigiously talented writer.” –The New York Times
“You may not have heard of the subjects of these three essays, but please do not let that hinder you. . . . [Faulks’s] spare narrative hides a commitment to his subjects which pulls you in and leaves you gasping for these lost lives.” –Mail on Sunday
“Flawless. . . . Poetic. . . . Superbly portrayed. . . . [Faulks’s] feat of imagination . . . is phenomenal.” –Daily Telegraph
Titel: The Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives
Verlag: Hutchinson & Co
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Hutchinson, London, 1996. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover. Signed by author on title page. First edition. Several scores on dust jacket. Light creasing on jacket spine head. Jacket spine is faded. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Spine is cocked, but binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. By Author. Used. Artikel-Nr. 422303
Buchbeschreibung Published by Hutchinson, London, 1996. , 309 pages, colour and black and white illustrations, three lives 1. Christopher Wood, 2. Richard Hillary and 3. Jeremy Wolfenden, SIGNED by Sebastian Faulks in black ink on the title page First Edition/First Printing , faint blue number stamped on top page edges, otherwise a nice clean copy, the book is in very good condition , dust-jacket in very good condition , black cloth, gilt titles 24.5 x 16.5 cm Hardback SIGNED by the author ISBN: 0091792118. Artikel-Nr. 45615