A Start In Life

Brookner, Anita

£8.99

Dr Ruth Weiss is as beautiful as an intelligent woman can be. At forty, she looks back and tells the story of a life impassioned by literature. As she recalls her London childhood, her friends and love affairs she knows that she must make a new start.

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Anita Brookner’s first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

‘Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.’

Ruth Weiss, an academic, is beautiful, intelligent and lonely. Studying the heroines of Balzac in order to discover where her own childhood and adult life has gone awry, she seeks not salvation but enlightenment.

Yet in revisiting her London upbringing, her friendships and doomed Parisian love affairs, she wonders if perhaps there might not be a chance for a new start in life . . .

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 181 × 111 × 11 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.914 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K