Lie Down in Darkness
By (author) William Styron
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Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
Book DescriptionIn this novel, the South looms dark and ominous in the background with its Biblical rhetoric, its conflict between a tradition of religious fundamentalism and modern scepticism, racial contrasts and the industrialisation of a rural society. But more than a novel of time and place, it is the story of a tormented family submerged in infidelity and driven by a vengeful love that is blocked, hurt and perverted. Peyton Loftis, who frantically needs a husband precisely because she loves her father; the decadent Milton, whose infidelity has made his marriage no more than a stage drama; and Helen, his wife, who loves only what she can control - her crippled daughter Maudie, or the childish part of her husband. This extraordinarily powerful novel is the portrait of a family who, in the words of Sir Thomas Browne in his "Urn Burial", 'all lie down in darkness'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099284994
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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