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All Passion Spent

All Passion Spent - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0786709830

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ISBN13: 978-0786709830
ISBN10: 0786709839 Edition: 83
Copyright: 1983
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Published: 1983
International: No

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All Passion Spent - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0786709830

Vita Sackville West

ISBN13: 978-0786709830
ISBN10: 0786709839 Edition: 83
Copyright: 1983
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Published: 1983
International: No
Summary

Echoing the themes in A Room of Ones Own by her great friend Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West remaps the destiny of the gentle, gracious eighty-eight-year-old Lady Slane in this classic modern novel. Having surrendered seven decades of her life to the exemplary, if often hollow fulfillment of her marriage, to the expectations of her statesman husband and the demands of her children, Lady Slane finally, in her widowhood, defies her family. She dismisses the wishes and plans of her six pompous sons and daughters for her future, and instead retires to a tiny house in Hampstead, where she chooses to live independently and free from her past. There she alters, and not without some success, the course of her personal history. There, too, she recollects the dreams of her youth and at last, with one last strange and lovely thing, acts upon the passion she forfeited seventy years earlier to the narrow conventions of a proper Victorian marriage. ...Sackville-West has borrowed in her prose writing some ... function,of poetry, the ability to suggest far more than she says.New York Times Witty and charming and graceful and brilliant.Chicago Tribune

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