Paperback The alteration / Kingsley Amis.
Publication year: 2004
Publisher: London : Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780099461081 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1976.
Of all the choristers at the Cathedral Basilica of St George, he is the angel - the one whose voice could only have been made in heaven. Hubert is a nice, rather timid ten-year-old boy. It stands to reason that Hubert's glorious voice must be preserved at all costs. So castration is clearly the only answer. Hubert Anvil is a 10 year old boy blessed with the voice of an angel. The Church hierarchy decrees that Hubert should be turned into a castrato - an alteration that could bring Hubert fame and fortune, but would also cut him off from an adult world he is curious to discover. In a dystopian world where Martin Luther never reformed and where the Holy Office's power is absolute, where will Hubert turn if he decides to defy their wishes?
Series title: Vintage classics
204 p. ; 20 cm.