A Single Man: A Novel

June 11, 2013|
A Single Man: A Novel by Christopher Isherwood
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When Christopher Isherwood''s A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood''s favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surge-but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices.

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was born in Manchester, England, and lived in Berlin from 1929 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. A major figure in twentieth-century fiction and the gay rights movement, he wrote more than twenty books. FSG Classics presents some of his finest work, including the novels Prater Violet...
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Title:A Single Man: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.3 X 5.55 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.3 X 5.55 X 0.54 in
Published:June 11, 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus And Giroux
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780374533878

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