A Cry Of Children

Burns, John Horne

Published by Harper & Brothers, 1952
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Title: A Cry Of Children

Publisher: Harper & Brothers

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition.

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New York. 1952. Harper & Brothers. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With Some Chipping and Small Pieces Missing. 275 pages. hardcover. keywords: Literature America Gay. inventory # 2701. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In his first two novels John Horne Burns showed a power to capture and shock the imagination which has brought him to the forefront of American writers. THE GALLERY, a cutting indictment of the brutality of war, is by common consent one of the best novels of the past decade. LUCIFER WITH A BOOK was a highly controversial story of a private school; whatever their view, most readers found in it a renewal of the authorís fiercely honest craftsmanship and a razor-edged gift for satire. In this his third novel John Horne Burns tells of a manís redemption from the private hell into which his mistress had drawn him. In spite of his brilliant career as a concert pianist, David Murray had discovered neither self-fulfillment nor happiness. Then he met the clever and completely abandoned Isobel. He could hardly suspect, however, that she was to plunge him into the frenzied half-world that lived on the other side of the city, from party to party, from hangover to hangover and from bed to bed. It was a world of emotionally threadbare, would-be bohemians, tolerant of every vice and depravity, with unflagging appetites for the shabby sex and liquor that kept them on the fringes of existence. David came to realize that he could not save Isobel from this world, that his own hopes for being saved were in the love of another woman who represented all that he had wished to leave behind. A CRY OF CHILDREN has not been written with false sentimentality. It is intimate, merciless and shockingly dramatic. More important still, it is a novel of faith and of love, written for those who do not deny the human spirit its own base agonies and high triumphs. Very Good In Slightly Worn Dustjacket With Some Chipping and Small Pieces Missing. Bookseller Inventory # 2701

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