John Brown's Body PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

John Brown's Body free pdf "An extraordinary achievement." (A. S. Byatt). John Brown's Body, first published in 1969, was A.L. Barker's fourth novel and was shortlisted for the second annual Booker Prize in 1970. Marise Tomelty is the young wife of a travelling salesman, who dislikes sex and is terrified of open spaces. Ralph Shilling, a dealer in pesticides, lives in the flat above the Tomeltys'. One day Marise's husband casually mentions that he recognises Ralph as John Brown: a man acquitted, for lack of evidence, of the gruesome double murder of two sisters. Nevertheless, Marise encourages Ralph's attentions, intoxicated by a heady mix of passion and fear. "She is formidable, and from a bare corner of human relations gathers a rich harvest." (Adam Mars-Jones). "It would be hard to find anyone who chooses words more exactly or constructs with more precision." (Penelope Fitzgerald).

About A. L. Barker

A. L. Barker (1918-2002) was a short story writer and novelist. Born in St Paul's Cray, Kent, she lived in the same milieu where London borders on Kent and Surrey, for the rest of her life. As her Oxford DNB entry says it was 'the chief setting for her work, which often seemed to partake of the quotidian mysteriousness and even abandonment of these areas.' Her first selection of short stories, Innocents, won the Somerset Maugham award in 1947. Of her short stories, Robert Nye has written, 'stories as carefully composed as poems, quiet and delicate and reserved perhaps, but oddly lingering in the mind.' Although a stranger to commercial success, she never wanted for admirers, Jane Gardam, Francis King, Auberon Waugh, Evelyn Waugh, Rebecca West, John Sutherland, Deborah Moggach, Ronald Blythe, Susan Hill, A. S. Byatt, Adam Mars-Jones, Nina Bawden and Victoria Glendinning being just some of them. A. L. Barker deserves to be better known. Faber Finds is proud to be reissuing her entire oeuvre, six volumes of short stories - Innocents, Novelette with Other Stories, Femina Real, Life Stories, No Words of Love and Element of Doubt - and thirteen novels - Apology for a Hero, A Case Examined, The Joy-Ride and After, Lost Upon the Roundabouts, The Middling, John Brown's Body, Source of Embarrassment, A Heavy Feather, Relative Successes, The Gooseboy, The Woman Who Talked to Herself, Zeph and The Haunt.

Details Book

Author : A. L. Barker
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 29 October 2014
ISBN : 0571322026
EAN : 9780571322022
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews John Brown's Body

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • John Brown (Classic Reprint) free pdfJohn Brown (Classic Reprint)

    Excerpt from John Brown After the work of Sanborn. Hinton. Connelley. and Redpath. the only excuse for another life of John Brown is an opportunity to lay new emphasis upon the material which they have so carefully collected..

  • John Brown free pdfJohn Brown

    A century after Queen Victoria's death. debate still rages surrounding her relationship with her gillie. John Brown. Were they ever married. What was the extraordinary hold he had over her..

  • Dr. John Brown free pdfDr. John Brown

    Excerpt from Dr. John Brown: A Biography and a Criticism The MS. of "Dr. John Brown. a Biography and a Criticism." came into my hands 011 the death. in 1901. in his ninety-first year. of my uncle..

  • Memoir of John Brown, D. D free pdfMemoir of John Brown, D. D

    Excerpt from Memoir of John Brown. D. D The following Memoir of Dr. Brown has been prepared at the request of his Family and Trustees. It was at one time intended to confine it within very narrow limits..

  • John Brown Among the Quakers and Other Sketches free pdfJohn Brown Among the Quakers and Other Sketches

    Excerpt from John Brown Among the Quakers and Other Sketches The Historical Department of Iowa was established in 1892 by vote of the Twenty-fourth General Assembly of the State..

  • John Brown's Body free pdfJohn Brown's Body

    . "An extraordinary achievement." (A. S. Byatt). John Brown's Body, first published in 1969, was A.L. Barker's fourth novel and was shortlisted for the second annual Booker Prize in 1970. Marise Tomel