Alan Sillitoe The Broken Chariot

ISBN 13: 9780006493051

The Broken Chariot

4.26 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780006493051: The Broken Chariot

A superb creation of love, life and class in the post-war world. When Herbert Thurgarton-Strang was seven, his parents took him away from India and left him in a boarding school in England which had everything to recommend it except pity. Through the stifling, alarming years which follow, Herbert is held together by the notion of revenge on those loving parents, and by the knowledge that, over there, a new world beckons. And when he's seventeen, he steals away from school, steals away from Herbert, becomes a different boy; becomes, in Nottingham, Bert the lathe-worker, Bert the womaniser, Bert the soldier, Bert the sometime bruiser. Plunged into the louche life, he bobs like a cork, but eventually Bert/Herbert does lay his demons to rest.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Alan Sillitoe was born in 1928 and left school at fourteen to work in various factories before becoming an air traffic control assistant with the Ministry of Aircraft Production in 1945. He began writing after four years in the RAF. His novels Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner are both classics.

Review:

`Rewarding novel. Nottingham scenes have considerable vitality, and will also have, for anyone unfamiliar with Sillitoe's early work, considerable freshness.'Scotsman`The Broken Chariot explores familiar themes for Sillitoe: working in factories, drinking in pubs and chasing women in post-war Nottingham. But the writer has found a fresh, new approach to his specialist subject; one that again allows him to tackle the issue of class in a way that is often surprising and always entertaining.'Yorkshire Post

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 13.99
US$ 14.00

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 7.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Alan Sillitoe
Published by Harpercollins Pub Ltd (1999)
ISBN 10: 000649305X ISBN 13: 9780006493051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 299 pages. 7.75x4.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __000649305X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.80
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

ALAN SILLITOE
Published by HARPER COLLINS (1999)
ISBN 10: 000649305X ISBN 13: 9780006493051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HARPER COLLINS, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780006493051 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0980837

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.40
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Alan Sillitoe
Published by HarperCollins UK (1999)
ISBN 10: 000649305X ISBN 13: 9780006493051
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins UK, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000649305X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds