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The Soul Of Kindness

The Soul Of Kindness

by Elizabeth Taylor
     
 

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In this novel, first published in 1964,  Elizabeth Taylor skillfully and subtly demonstrates the terrible danger of self-love, most deadly to those who live within its shadow

"Here I am!" Flora called to Richard as she went downstairs. For a second, Meg felt disloyalty. It occurred to her of a sudden that Flora was always saying that

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In this novel, first published in 1964,  Elizabeth Taylor skillfully and subtly demonstrates the terrible danger of self-love, most deadly to those who live within its shadow

"Here I am!" Flora called to Richard as she went downstairs. For a second, Meg felt disloyalty. It occurred to her of a sudden that Flora was always saying that, and that it was in the tone of one giving a lovely present. She was bestowing herself.

The soul of kindness is what Flora believes herself to be. Tall, blonde, and beautiful, she appears to have everything under control—her home, her baby, her husband Richard, her friend Meg, Kit—Meg's brother, who has always adored Flora—and Patrick the novelist and domestic pet. Only the bohemian painter Liz refuses to become a worshipper at the shrine. Flora entrances them all, dangling visions of happiness and success before their spellbound eyes. All are bewitched by this golden tyrant, all conspire to protect her from what she really is. All, that is, except the clear-eyed Liz—it is left to her to show them that Flora's kindness is the sweetest poison of them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844086566
Publisher:
Virago UK
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
VMC Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.87(h) x 0.62(d)

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Meet the Author

Elizabeth Taylor (1912-1975) is one of the most critically acclaimed British novelists of this century, and the author of Angel, At Mrs. Lippincote's, Blaming, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, and A View of the Harbour, among others.

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