A Question of Upbringing

A Question of Upbringing

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 161.3 x 241 x 17.3mm | 577.27g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0753158132
  • 9780753158135

Review Text

A poised and pointed transcription of youthful days and the passing of youthful preoccupations which still reflects the pattern of the future which will follow. Here, in a leisurely scrutiny of the leisured worlds of Eton and later Oxford, of London and the continent, are episodes pinioned by the backward glance of Jenkins, whose account it is. There is his admiration (which is to dissipate in time) of his two hall mates, Templer, whose worldlier infractions include a first adult experience and Stringham, a romantic, sometimes quixotic, sometimes depressive, who has a wealthy, social background, and there is Widmerpool, aggrieved, absurd and an easy target for abuse; Le Bas, their housemaster, and the butt of Stringham's most outrageous hoax; Jenkins" Uncle Giles, unreliable in finance and romance; etc., etc. A subtle, but still sharpened reflection of scenes and characters which demonstrates a skilled observation and a polished prose. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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