It is a darkening little world, but Mr. Linden, a latter-day Job, refuses to "curse God and die".
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As his pleasant family reunites for his sixty-fifth birthday we realise that they are all, save the youngest, people who have turned their backs on life. One daughter has become a Roman Catholic, another a joyless feminist; the son has come out of the war a materialist. Even the wife is sick of the apparently lost cause of liberal education - why, even the professor's pupils admit he won't be missed if he retires. Only his youngest daughter, still with the eyes of youth, can see what the old man sees, the fleeting vision of a world which should still be perfectible.
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But he refuses. Believing he can make use of Sir Charles, the sinister Lord Mervil seeks to enlist his aid in a scheme to earn a fortune by manufacturing a new drug that relieves its users of all anxiety and will reduce the masses to a state of docility and mindless euphoria. One of the most enjoyable novels by the prolific J. This 60th anniversary edition features a new introduction by Lee Hanson and the original jacket art by Val Biro.
One of the best characters that have appeared in fiction for a very long time.
Priestley has always been a man of vision I had read Priestley in the sixties and I'm so happy he has been rediscovered, I'ill read many more of his Works, definitely. March 20, - Published on Amazon.leondumoulin.nl/language/historical/the-apophthegmes-of-erasmus.php
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I didn't know what to expect and it was easy to keep laughing at the situation all the while hoping the story would end well. I want to read it again! August 11, - Published on Amazon.
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Wonderful book. May 29, - Published on Amazon. The later works of priestly are just not as good as his earlier work, still a nice read for a rainy sunday afternoon with a cupper and a biscuit. Go to Amazon.
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