Paperback Civil to strangers / Barbara Pym ; introduction by Hazel Holt.
Publication year: 2022
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0349016143 9780349016146 (pbk.) :
When Barbara Pym died in 1980 she left a considerable amount of unpublished material. This volume contains an early novel, 'Civil To Strangers', three novellas and an autobiographical essay, 'Finding a Voice', Pym's only written commentary on her writing career. INTRODUCED BY HAZEL HOLT'I'm a huge fan of Barbara Pym' Richard Osman'I'd sooner read a new Barbara Pym than a new Jane Austen' Philip LarkinWhen Barbara Pym died in 1980, she left a considerable amount of unpublished material. This volume contains an early novel, Civil to Strangers, three novellas and an autobiographical essay, 'Finding a Voice', Pym's only written comment on her writing career.In Civil to Strangers, the lives of a young couple, Cassandra Marsh-Gibbon and her self-absorbed writer husband Adam, are thrown into upheaval when a mysterious Hungarian arrives in their village.'A sublime social comedy . . . It exists inside the Pym Eden of safety, silliness and a kind of subdued hilarity. Look out for one of her b
Original title: Works.
Series title: Virago Modern Classics
400 pages ; 20 cm.