The Good Husband

Pamela Hansford Johnson

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Paperback. 244 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.1in. x 0.8in.On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, Toby Roberts has very good prospects, boundless confidence and few commitments. Behind him stretches a life which has flowed almost undisturbed in its smooth course. In front of him lies a meeting with Ann Thorold. She is beautiful, a widow, and ten years his elder. At first he is surprised to find himself more fascinated, and then involved, with her than he customarily allows himself to be. But as the relationship progresses he finds that he has invited and won from her a dependence and a vulnerability that is still more astonishing - and more difficult to come to terms with. It is only after more than one backward look, in the direction of an earlier love, that he finally accepts his new role, and reaches something like maturity. The Good Husband is that rare thing - an exciting novel whose tension does not flow from high adventure, crime or espionage, but arises because the reader wants to know how the characters will decide to live their lives. With its range of characters, its richly detailed social background, and its constant awareness of the passage of the times as the world moves through the suspenseful sixties, this book is not only a triumphant sequel to The Good Listener; it is another compelling and rounded novel from a justly celebrated writer. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: On the eve of his thirtieth birthday, Toby Roberts has very good prospects, boundless confidence and few commitments. Behind him stretches a life which has flowed almost undisturbed in its smooth course. In front of him lies a meeting with Ann Thorold.

She is beautiful, a widow, and ten years his elder. At first he is surprised to find himself more fascinated, and then involved, with her than he customarily allows himself to be. But as the relationship progresses he finds that he has invited and won from her a dependence and a vulnerability that is still more astonishing - and more difficult to come to terms with. It is only after more than one backward look, in the direction of an earlier love, that he finally accepts his new role, and reaches something like maturity.

The Good Husband is that rare thing - an exciting novel whose tension does not flow from high adventure, crime or espionage, but arises because the reader wants to know how the characters will decide to live their lives.

With its range of characters, its richly detailed social background, and its constant awareness of the passage of the times as the world moves through the suspenseful sixties, this book is not only a triumphant sequel to The Good Listener; it is another compelling and rounded novel from a justly celebrated writer.

About the Author: Pamela Hansford Johnson was born in 1912 and gained recognition with her first novel, This Bed Thy Centre, published in 1935. She wrote 27 novels. Her themes centred on the moral responsibility of the individual in their personal and social relations. The fictional genres she used ranged from romantic comedy (Night and Silence, Who Is Here?) and high comedy (The Unspeakable Skipton) to tragedy (The Holiday Friend) and the psychological study of cruelty (An Error of Judgement). Her last novel, A Bonfire, was published in the year of her death, 1981.

She was a critic as well as a novelist and wrote books on Thomas Wolfe and Ivy Compton-Burnett; Six Proust Reconstructions (1958) confirmed her reputation as a leading Proustian scholar. She also wrote a play, Corinth House (1954), a work of social criticism arising out of the Moors Trial, On Iniquity (1967), and a book of essays, Important to Me (1974). She received honorary degrees from six universities and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was awarded the C.B.E. in 1975.

Pamela Hansford Johnson, who had two children by her first marriage with journalist Gordon Neil Stewart, later married C. P. Snow. Their son Philip was born in 1952.

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