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The Charioteer: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Charioteer: A Virago Modern Classic - Virago Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 07/11/2013
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Injured at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell, a young corporal, is recovering at a rural veterans' hospital. There he meets Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly, and the men find solace in their covert friendship. Then Ralph Lanyon appears, a mentor from Laurie's schooldays. Through him, Laurie is drawn into a tight-knit circle of gay men for whom liaisons are fleeting and he is forced to choose between the ideals of a perfect friendship and the pleasures of experience. First published in 1953, The Charioteer is a a tender, intelligent coming-of-age novel and a bold, unapologetic portrayal of homosexuality that stands with Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room as a landmark work in gay literature.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781844089505
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 27 mm


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Emotionally intelligent, beautifully written and deeply moving, it transcends categorisations. -- Peter Parker Daily Telegraph A stunningly good book -- Antonia Senior The Times A tender coming-of-age love story from one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Daily Express

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“a nice coming of age story”

The Charioteer is a lovely book about the struggles that homosexuals went through - and continue to go through. Laurie Odell has to face the stigma of being a gay man in the 1940s, as well as the many problems that... More

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