The best prose writer in English' Gore VidalCelebrated as a masterpiece from its first publication, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, an English professor in suburban California left heartbroken after the death of his lover Jim. With devastating clarity and humour, Christopher Isherwood shows George's determination to carry on, evoking the unexpected pleasures of life as well as the soul's ability to triumph over loneliness and alienation.'A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful' Sunday Times



ISBN: 9780099541288
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 4 Feb 2010
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 19.8(H) x 12.9(L) x 1.2(W)
Weight (gm): 127



The best prose writer in English * Gore Vidal *
A virtuoso piece of work...courageous...powerful * Sunday Times *
His key post-war work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US * Independent *
Lyrical and intensely moving * Daily Telegraph *
A testimony to Isherwood's undiminished brilliance as a novelist * Anthony Burgess *


Author Biography

Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904. He began to write at university and later moved to Berlin, where he gave English lessons to support himself. He witnessed first hand the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany and some of his best works, such as Mr. Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin, draw on these experiences. He created the character of Sally Bowles, later made famous as the heroine of the musical Cabaret. Isherwood travelled with W.H Auden to China in the late 1930s before going with him to America in 1939. He died on 4 January 1986.
A Single Man

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