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Persephone Classics #28: Little Boy Lost

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ISBN13: 9781906462055
ISBN10: 1906462054
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“When I picked up this 1949 reprint I offered it the tenderly indulgent regard I would any period piece. As it turned out, the book survives perfectly well on its own merit—although it nearly finished me. If you like a novel that expertly puts you through the wringer, this is the one.”—Nicholas Lezard, Guardian

Hilary Wainwright, an English soldier, returns to a blasted and impoverished France during World War Two in order to trace a child lost five years before. But is this small, quiet boy in a grim orphanage really his son? And what if he is not? In this exquisitely crafted novel, we follow Hilary’s struggle to love in the midst of a devastating war.

Facing him was a thin little boy in a black sateen overall. Its sleeves were too short and from them dangled red swollen hands too big for the frail wrists. Hilary looked from these painful hands to the little boy’s long thin grubby legs, to the crude coarse socks falling over shabby black boots that were surely several sizes too large. It’s a foreign child, he thought numbly . . .

Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in Manchester; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. She was the author of six novels and a celebrated critic. She died in 1988.

Synopsis:

"Little Boy Lost is a gem. At its most obvious level it is an emotional thriller."--

About the Author

Marghanita Laski was born in 1915 to a family of Jewish intellectuals in Manchester; Harold Laski, the socialist thinker, was her uncle. She is the author of six novels and a celebrated critic. She wrote books on Jane Austen and George Eliot and two books on the nature of ecstasy. She died in 1988. Anne Sebba is a biographer, journalist and former Reuters foreign correspondent. She is the author of American Jennie: the Remarkable Life of Winston Churchill's Mother, published by Norton in 2007.

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fournity2, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by fournity2)
A beautifully written, painfully poignant book; a perspective of France after the war rarely seen. Made me wonder how close we all comet to denying our own best futures through spiritual cowardice - that natural state that we think will save us pain but instead stunts our growth.
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LindaCarol, August 16, 2008 (view all comments by LindaCarol)
08-16-08: I'm looking forward to this book's reprint release date [October 2008] with great excitement! I remember, with great fondness, the 1953 Paramount Pictures movie with Bing Crosby. The movie won the Golden Globe for Best Film Promoting International Understanding. Once I've read the book, I'll be more than happy to review it, too.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781906462055
Author:
Laski, Marghanita
Publisher:
Persephone Books
Author:
Sebba, Anne
Afterword by:
Sebba, Anne
Afterword:
Sebba, Anne
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Persephone Classics
Series Volume:
28
Publication Date:
20081231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.58x5.45x.71 in. .63 lbs.

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