"A subtle and beautifully observed social comedy." The Times Literary Supplement
Handsome, proud, reprehensible, and misunderstood, Dominic Langton is the dark heart of Martin Boyd's much-loved novel. A Difficult Young Man is an elegant, witty, and compelling turn-of-the-century family tale, the quintessential Australian coming-of-age story.
About the Author
Martin Boyd was born in Switzerland in 1893 into a family that was to achieve fame in the Australian arts. His first novel, Love Gods , was published in 1925. Three years later The Montforts appeared, under the pseudonym Martin Mills. International success came with Lucinda Brayford , followed by the Langton Quartet: The Cardboard Crown, A Difficult Young Man, Outbreak of Love and When Blackbirds Sing . In 1957 he went to Rome, where he lived and continued to write until his death in 1972.