The Polyglots

The Polyglots

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Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene both acknowledged the influence of this remarkable autobiographical more

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 190mm | 255g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019282063X
  • 9780192820631

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William Gerhardie who has many enthusiasts from C. P. Snow to Michael Holroyd, who contributes prefaces to each of these three "revised definitive editions," was a perhaps by now little known British writer of the '20's and '30's. Futility, his first novel and purported to be the funniest, deals with Siberia shortly after the October Revolution; The Polyglots appeared initially in 1925 projecting larger themes during a mission to the Far East; Of Mortal Love (1936) is a love story and said to contain the best of this author's writing. (Kirkus Reviews)show more