Christopher Isherwood Single Man, A

ISBN 13: 9780749399009

Single Man, A

4.1 avg rating
( 17,016 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780749399009: Single Man, A

A wondrously conceived story spanning twenty-four hours in the life of a middle-aged expatriate British professor of English at a California university, A Single Man was described by Stephen Spender as "an absolutely devastating, unnerving, brillant book." George is a man of intellect and humor, simultaneously brash and sensitive, gentle but with a streak of benign mischief, an enjoyer and a pessimist. Consumed with grief over the recent death of his companion, he determinedly persists in the routine of his daily life. Equal parts Prufrock and Lucky Jim, George is one of the more memorable comic anti-heroes of modern literature, and A Single Man one of the strongest efforts of a major writer of the post-war generation.

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

About the Author:

Christopher Isherwood (1902-86) lived in Berlin from 1928 to 1933 and immigrated to the United States in 1939. Translator, biographer, novelist, and playwright, Isherwood is the author of over twenty books.

From Publishers Weekly:

Isherwood's resurrected classic—now a feature film—takes us to Southern California in the 1960s and into one day in the life of George, a gay, middle-aged English professor, struggling to cope with his young lover's tragic death. Simon Prebble's voice is a perfect conduit for Isherwood's lyricism, and he assumes the role of George so naturally and with such raw feeling that listeners will feel as if they are hearing the words straight from the protagonist himself, so beautifully does Prebble create George's reserve behind which surge tides of grief, rage, and bitter loneliness. A University of Minnesota paperback. (Jan.)
Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003620052

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001838712

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
medimops
(Berlin, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: good. 141 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00749399007-G

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Isherwood, Christopher
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
PreLoved ltd
(AYLESBURY, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # PL01553033B

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 28.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.33
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Isherwood, Christopher
Published by Random House of Canada, Limited (1997)
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House of Canada, Limited, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-248-70-6351706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 28.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Isherwood, Christopher
Published by Random House of Canada, Limited (1997)
ISBN 10: 0749399007 ISBN 13: 9780749399009
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booked Again
(Summit, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House of Canada, Limited, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-248-70-6351706

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 35.31
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds