By (author) Angus Wilson
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Anglo-Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson
Book Description"Angus Wilson is one of the most enjoyable novelists of the 20th century...Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956) analyses a wide range of British society in a complicated plot that offers all the pleasures of detective fiction combined with a steady and humane insight". (Margaret Drabble). First published in 1956, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes draws upon perhaps the most famous archaeological hoax in history: the 'Piltdown Man', finally exposed in 1953. The novel's protagonist is Gerald Middleton, professor of early medieval history and taciturn creature of habit. Separated from his Swedish wife, Gerald is increasingly conscious of his failings. Moreover, some years ago he was involved in an excavation that led to the discovery of a grotesque idol in the tomb of Bishop Eorpwald. The sole survivor of the original excavation party, Gerald harbours a potentially ruinous secret...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571243174
(198mm x 126mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 29-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Hamo Langmuir flies westwards round the world to examine the effects of his miraculous high-yielding rice, leaving a bleak and impotent existence behind him. His god-daughter, Alexandra Grant, travels with her magic of myths and mysticism along the hippy trail to the East.
Wild Garden, Paperback (February 2009)
An autobiographical essay on the creative process and a personal account of the circumstances surrounding the nervous crisis that impelled the author to become a writer at the age of thirty-six. It examines specific incidents, characters, places and recurring symbols in his life and work, and notably the wild garden itself.
Setting the World on Fire, Paperback (February 2009)
A novel that provides an anatomy of post-war English society from 1948 to 1969.
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Part-bizarre, part-savage and part-maudlin.
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Author Biography - Angus Wilson
One of Britain's most distinguished novelists Sir Angus Wilson was born in 1913. Educated at Westminster and Merton College, Oxford he joined the British Museum as a cataloguer before being called for service in 1941. His literary career began with a collection of short-stories published in 1949. These were followed by other short-story collections, novels and plays. Co-founder with Malcolm Bradbury of the MA programme in creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Wilson was appointed professor in 1967. Chair of many literary panels, including the Booker prize, and campaigner for homosexual equality he was knighted in 1980. He died in 1991.
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