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The Dark Flower
     

The Dark Flower

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by John Galsworthy
 

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Coveringalmost 30 years in the life and loves of Mark Lennan,The Dark Floweropensin 1880 with 18-year-old undergraduate Markstudying art at Oxford, and ends 30 years later with Mark ostensibly happily married, yet torn between his wife and a beautiful teenage girl—the last and most disturbing manifestation of the "dark flower" of passion.Within a dozen pages,

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Coveringalmost 30 years in the life and loves of Mark Lennan,The Dark Floweropensin 1880 with 18-year-old undergraduate Markstudying art at Oxford, and ends 30 years later with Mark ostensibly happily married, yet torn between his wife and a beautiful teenage girl—the last and most disturbing manifestation of the "dark flower" of passion.Within a dozen pages, Galsworthy establishes his mastery of compelling narrative and sketches an irresistible plot.Much of his achievement lies in the mixture of pathos and humorthat he derives from characters little able to express their feelings.There is much else to admire, from Galsworthy’s impressionistic descriptions and eye for detail to the subtle symmetry he creates between his characters, emphasizing the cyclical nature of the story. Published in 1913,the storyalso holds the fascination of a world about to be transformed by war—one in whicha love lettercould still be delivered by the hand of a discreet manservant, and the residents of Piccadilly kept their horses stabled close by so that they could gallop down to Richmond for fresh air.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955519673
Publisher:
Capuchin Classics
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Capuchin Classics
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

John Galsworthy was born in 1867. An early encounter with Joseph Conrad helped inspire him to write, and he went on to enjoy a successful career as one of the most widely read novelists of his day. Galsworthy was elected first president of the International PEN literary club in 1921. Today he is best remembered for his Forsyte Saga, for which he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. He died in 1933, aged 65.

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