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Prisoner of Grace free pdf "The Prisoner of Grace" is the first novel in the second trilogy, or triptych to use Cary's preferred term. The other two are "Except the Lord" and "Not Honor More" in that order. All three are reissued in Faber Finds. The central character, Chester Nimmo, is based on Lloyd George. Appropriately, he is a spellbinder. In his Reader's report for the original publisher, Michael Joseph, the literary critic, Walter Allen considered the 'recreation of the very feel of political passions between 1900 and 1914' was 'brilliant' - 'the period, politically, is completely captured in all its intensity.' He ended by saying 'As a state of a politician in action it is quite superb- one feels at the end that here, almost for the first time, is the truth about the politician, the man for whom politics is a way of life in the same dedicated sense as for the artist art may be a way of life, or religion for a priest...I think "Prisoner of Grace" is a great feat of imagination.'

About Joyce Cary

In the words of his biographer, Alan Bishop, Joyce Cary (1888-1957) was 'a prolific, independent, wide-ranging writer with a place in three literatures (English, Irish, Nigerian) difficult to categorize because his writing integrates the traditional and experimental.' He was difficult to categorize which probably explains why his reputation is not more secure. However he was undoubtedly a major novelist of the twentieth century, and in acknowledgement of that Faber Finds is reissuing twelve of his works - Mister Johnson, Herself Surprised, To Be a Pilgrim, The Horse's Mouth, A Prisoner of Grace, Except the Lord, Not Honour More, Castle Corner, Charley is My Darling, A House of Children, The Moonlight and A Fearful Joy. The Horse's Mouth remains Joyce Cary's most famous novel but this extensive reissue programme will demonstrate to readers this is only one of many equally successful, challenging but entertaining works in his canon.Although never fashionable, Joyce Cary has always had his admirers:'This novelist has exemplified the rule that when a writer dies, he or she may suffer a lapse in attention. You say to someone "Joyce Cary" and they say "Who?". Amazing! He was a marvellous writer, fresh, funny and popping with life.' Doris Lessing'A splendid writer' John Updike'Whenever I am idle I choose a Cary novel in the way that I might seek a friend's company, and it is not long before I am encouraged, inspired to write.' Paul Theroux'To find a novelist who saw more deeply and conveyed more truly you have to go back to Dostoievsky and Tolstoy, Balzac and Goethe, Mann and Hesse ... What makes him a life enhancer is the overwhelming sense the reader gets from him that the universe, for all its horrors and inexplicabilities, makes sense - obvious and glorious sense.' Bernard Levin

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Author : Joyce Cary
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 03 July 2009
ISBN : 0571252710
EAN : 9780571252718
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 398 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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