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Setting the World on Fire

Wilson, Angus

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ISBN 10: 0670635022 / ISBN 13: 9780670635023
Published by Viking Press, 1980
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing. Black cloth spine, red boards, gilt titles. Book near fine with some light, faint spotting to edges. DJ also very good with one tiny tear to bottom edge. 296 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 5114

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Title: Setting the World on Fire

Publisher: Viking Press

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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In the great baroque hall at Totnill House, Vanbrugh's addiction to the otherwise classical structure built by Sir Roger Pratt, depicting the fall of Phaeton, ten-year-old Piers Mosson stands in wonder, and begins slowly to dance. The author also wrote "Late Call" and "As If By Magic".

About the Author:

One of Britain's most distinguished novelists Sir Angus Wilson was born in 1913. Educated at Westminster and Merton College, Oxford he joined the British Museum as a cataloguer before being called for service in 1941. His literary career began with a collection of short-stories published in 1949. These were followed by other short-story collections, novels and plays. Co-founder with Malcolm Bradbury of the MA programme in creative writing at the University of East Anglia, Wilson was appointed professor in 1967. Chair of many literary panels, including the Booker prize, and campaigner for homosexual equality he was knighted in 1980. He died in 1991.

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