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The Snow Ball [electronic resource] : Main
The Snow Ball [electronic resource] : Main
Brophy, Brigid2020
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Superb ... Sheer artistic insolence.' Iris Murdoch'Brilliantly seductive ... A witty, sexy, sophisticated treat.' Sarah WatersLondon, New Year's Eve. Snow falls on a Georgian mansion, vibrating with the festivities of an eighteenth-century themed masquerade ball within. Middle-aged divorcee Anna stands alone, mourning her youth - until the clock chimes midnight and a mysterious masked figure kisses her on the mouth. Thus begins a heady dance of seduction charged by other clandestine romances swirling around them, whipping the ball into an erotic frenzy of operatic proportions - until the night climaxes, revealing unease beneath the glitter ...A scandalous sensation in 1964, Brigid Brophy's The Snow Ball is a dazzling festive classic ripe to seduce a new generation of readers.'One of the strangest and wittiest British writers of the past half century ... A comet in her day.' Terry Castle'A feminist remodelling of libertine fervour and passion ... Brophy's art is fiction at its finest.' Eley Williams
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Faber & Faber, 2020
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780571362882
Language:
English
BRN:
3075236
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