Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (New York Review Books Classics) by Angus Wilson

By Angus Wilson

Gerald Middleton is a sixty-year-old self-proclaimed failure. Worse than that, he’s "a failure with a conscience." As a tender guy, he used to be occupied with an archaeological dig that became up an obscene idol within the coffin of a seventh-century bishop and scandalized a new release. the invention used to be actually the main outrageous archaeological hoax of the century, and Gerald has lengthy identified who was once liable and why. yet to bare the fact is to chance destroying the realm of comfortable compromises that, individually in addition to professionally, he has lengthy made his own.

One of England's first brazenly homosexual novelists, Angus Wilson was once a grimy realist who relished the sleaze and scuffle of everyday life. Slashingly satirical, virtuosically plotted, and showing Dickensian humor and nerve, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes includes a shiny forged of characters that incorporates scheming teachers and fading actresses, great businessmen toggling among mistresses and better halves, media celebrities, hustlers, transvestites, blackmailers, toadies, or even one holy idiot. all people, it kind of feels, is both in cahoots or at the hours of darkness, whilst comically intrepid Gerald Middleton struggles to keep up a few dignity whereas digging up a background of lies.

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