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THE LOST TRAVELLER.

White, Antonia.

ISBN 10: 9997519442 / ISBN 13: 9789997519443
Published by VIKING., NY, 1950
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First American Edition. Close to fine in a Vg.+ or better dj. (A few short edge nicks & traces of shelfwear at edges of dj.) Author's SECOND novel. Bookseller Inventory # 25819

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Title: THE LOST TRAVELLER.

Publisher: VIKING., NY

Publication Date: 1950

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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When Clara returns home from the convent of her childhood to begin life at a local girls' school, she is at a loss: although she has comparative freedom, she misses the discipline the nuns imposed and worries about keeping her faith in a secular world. Against the background of the First World War, Clara experiences the confusions of adolescence - its promise, its threat of change. She longs for love, yet fears it, and wonders what the future will hold. Then tragedy strikes and her childhood haltingly comes to an end as she realises that neither parents nor her faith can help her.

The Lost Traveller is the first in the trilogy sequel to Frost in May, which continues with The Sugar House and Beyond the Glass. Although each is a complete novel in itself, together they form a brilliant portrait of a young girl's journey to adulthood.

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A brilliant portrait of a young girl's coming of age, "The Lost Traveller" tells of Clara, the beloved daughter of a devoted though authoritarian father and an imperious mother. In this devout Catholic family, father and daughter conduct an intense relationship that seems at odds with their faith and with the need for Clara to become a woman. Set against the backdrop of the First World War, Clara experiences the vagaries of adolescence and, faced with the first tragedy of her adult life, she realizes that neither parents nor faith can protect her from change.

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