Hardback The romantic : the real life of Cashel Greville Ross : a novel / William Boyd.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: UK : Viking,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241542026 (hbk.) :
Set in the 19th century, this novel follows the roller-coaster fortunes of a man as he tries to negotiate the random stages, adventures and vicissitudes of his life. He is variously a soldier, a lover, a husband, a father, a friend of famous poets, a writer, a bankrupt, a jailbird, a farmer, an African explorer - and many other manifestations - before, finally, he becomes a minor diplomat, a consul based in Trieste (then in Austria-Hungary) where he thinks he will see out the end of his days in well-deserved tranquillity. This will not come to pass.
x, 450 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm