The Book and the Brotherhood

The Book and the Brotherhood

Book - 1988
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Penguin Putnam
A story about love and friendship and Marxism

Many years ago Gerard Hernshaw and his friends ?commissioned” one of their number to write a political book.

Time passes and opinions change. ?Why should we go on supporting a book which we detest?” Rose Curtland asks. ?The brotherhood of Western intellectuals versus the book of history,” Jenkin Riderhood suggests. The theft of a wife further embroils the situation. Moral indignation must be separated from political disagreement.

Tamar Hernshaw has a different trouble and a terrible secret. Can one die of shame? In another quarter a suicide pact seems the solution. Duncan Cambus thinks that since it is a tragedy, someone must die. Someone dies. Rose, who has gone on loving without hope, at least deserves a reward.

Baker & Taylor
In a study of obsession, love, betrayal, and friendship, a group of friends gathers at a midsummer ball at Oxford and the actions of one of them--a radical genius named David Crimond--sets off a crisis

Publisher: New York : Viking, 1988
ISBN: 9780670819126
Characteristics: pp ; cm


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