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Aerodrome by Rex Warner
Book DescriptionWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK A model of efficiency and order, the aerodrome stands on the hill looking down on the village below. Roy, coming of age in the messy, violent and adulterous world of the villagers, is simultaneously attracted and repelled by this strange place and by the powerful figure of the Air Vice-Marshal. Soon he is led to leave his family, his friends and his love in order to join the aerodrome and confront the secrets of this mysterious and sinister place...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099511564
(197mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Men and Gods, Hardback (March 2008)
Edward Gorey's drawings complement this modern retelling of some of the most beloved myths of ancient Greece. Men and Gods is wonderful introduction to these thrilling tales for the uninitiated and the perfect opportunity to get reacquainted with them.
Fall of the Roman Republic, Paperback (February 2006)
Taken from the "Lives", a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection describes the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 BC. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, the works explore corruption, decadence, and the struggle for ultimate power.
Aerodrome, Paperback (September 1993)» View all books by Rex Warner
One of the few works of fiction in the 20th century to explore the dangerous yet glamorous appeal of fascism and the less than satisfactory answer of traditional democracy. "A moral dialogue thrown into narrative form. It is humanity versus power, sprawling life versus death-dealing regimentation." -New York Times. Introduction by Anthony Burgess.
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Author Biography - Rex Warner
Rex Warner was born on 9 March 1905. He was educated in Harpenden and at Wadham College, Oxford where he studied Classics and English and wrote poetry.His first collection was published in 1937. He went on to write several novels including The Aerodrome (1941), The Wild Goose Chase (1936) and The Professor (1938). After the war we went to Athens as Director of the British Institute. He later became a Classics professor and was also a celebrated translator of Greek classic writers including Xeonophon, Thucydides, Aeschylus and Euripides. He died on 24 June 1986.
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