A Very English Hero

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Peter J. Conradi, honorary research fellow and biographer, is the author of critical studies of Dostoevsky, Angus Wilson, and John Fowles. He was a friend of Dame Iris Murdoch's and produced a study of her novels and thoughts. He lives in England.

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Overview

Peter J. Conradi, honorary research fellow and biographer, is the author of critical studies of Dostoevsky, Angus Wilson, and John Fowles. He was a friend of Dame Iris Murdoch's and produced a study of her novels and thoughts. He lives in England.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408802434
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Peter J. Conradi, honorary research fellow and biographer, is the author of critical studies of Dostoevsky, Angus Wilson, and John Fowles. He was a friend of Dame Iris Murdoch's and produced a study of her novels and thoughts. He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Map xi

Prologue: 'The Story of a Great Englishman' 1

Part 1 Between Two Wars, 1919-39

1 The Missionary Position 15

2 'Stay Away from Boards Hill': 1919-33 40

3 A Class Apart: 1933-8 64

4 Laughter in the Dark: 1938 90

5 Oxford in the Age of Heroes: 1938-9 108

Part 2 A Professional Murderer, 1939-43

6 Lessons in Gunnery: September 1939-July 1940 135

7 An Officer and a Gentleman: July 1940-March 1941 154

8 Cairo Frustrations: March-December 1941 179

9 Under the Libyan Dog-star: 1942 207

10 A Desultory Tale: January-September 1943 231

Part 3 Beyond the Frontier, 1943-7

11 Recasting the World: September 1943-January 1944 263

12 With the Partisans: January-June 1944 291

13 Conversing with the Dead: 1944-7 325

14 Afterlife 345

Appendix: 'Advice to the Relative of a Man Who is Missing' 373

Notes 376

Select Bibliography 403

Acknowledgements 407

Index 409

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