A Quiet Adjustment: A Novel by Benjamin MarkovitsA Quiet Adjustment: A Novel by Benjamin Markovits

A Quiet Adjustment: A Novel

byBenjamin Markovits

Paperback | September 22, 2009

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In his “Byron trilogy,” Benjamin Markovits lovingly reinvents the nineteenth-century novel, true to its perfect prose, penetrating insight, and simmering passions. Inspired by the actual biography of Lord Byron—the greatest literary figure and most notorious sex symbol of his age—Markovits re¬imagines Byron’s marriage to the capable, intellectual, and tormented Annabella and the scandal that broke open their lives and riveted the world around them: Byron’s incestuous relationship with his impetuous half-sister, Gus. Their very different understandings of love and one’s obligations to society lead them all—and the reader—headlong to a devastating conclusion.
Benjamin Markovits grew up in Texas and London, where he now lives. He teaches at the University of London. He contributes to the New York Times, The Paris Review, Granta, the Times Literary Supplement, and others.
Title:A Quiet Adjustment: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393330222

ISBN - 13:9780393330229


Editorial Reviews

A psychological masterpiece. — Amy Mathieson (The Scotsman)

Eloquent. . . . Annabella stands at the center of the narrative—a beautifully drawn character, portrayed with moral clarity as well as complexity. — Jay Parini (New York Times Book Review)