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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 04/02/2010
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In this brilliantly perceptive novel, a middle aged professor living in California, is alienated from his students by differences in age and nationality, and from the rest of society by his homosexuality. Isherwood explores the depths of the human soul and its ability to triumph over loneliness, alienation and loss.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099548829
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm
Edition: Film Tie-In


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"His key postwar work. A quarter-century ahead of its time in its portrayal of a quotidian homosexual life, it inspired a generation of gay writers in Britain and the US" * Independent *
"This mix of humour and stoicism in the face of pent-up grief is essential Isherwood" * Guardian *
"His own highly personal form of fiction [is one] in which simple sentences strike a note of great intimacy with the reader as if to a close personal friend, and a sense of total honesty is sought. This style, witty, observant, nostalgic, exact, was Isherwood's great contribution to modern literature" * Financial Times *
"He had dazzling talents as a writer. His literary production was pre-eminent for its wit, humour, charm of style and narrative skill... A Single Man can be almost considered as his masterpiece" -- John Lehmann * Guardian *
"Very sad and yet at times wildly funny" -- The Daily Telegraph

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“Breath-Taking”

One of the greatest books of all time. This is a sensation read. It's poetic dialogue and spell-binding descriptions are compiled to create a world defined by emotion and honestly and moments of pure beautiful.... More

Paperback edition
5th July 2010
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“Beautiful and game-changing”

I first read this book in an effort to increase my standing as a writer myself, and it is my English teacher's favourite novel, so I expected it to be good - but I didn't expect it to be this good.... More

Paperback edition
3rd June 2018
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