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Beyond the Pale and Others Stories

Beyond the Pale and Others Stories

Inbunden bok he Folio Society. First Folio edition. uppl. 2010. 336 sidor.

Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick. Beyond the Pale and Others Stories William Trevor Observera att denna bok är på engelska. Please note that this book is in English. The book is a hardcover with slipcase. It is new, unread and in perfect condition. First Folio edition. Published by The Folio Society in 2010. Selected and Introduced by William Trevor. Colour illustrations by Lyndon Hayes. Green Cloth A young man gives a pair of pilgrims a lift to a wayside statue; two strangers meet at a hotel for a mysterious assignation; holidaymakers in Northern Ireland are haunted by the past. This is the world of William Trevor, widely hailed as the modern master of short fiction. His subtle and profound stories have kept critics and readers alike spellbound for over four decades. Now the author himself has chosen 17 of his finest stories for this new Folio Society edition, giving us a very personal perspective on the highlights of his career. The novelist Allan Massie has said, ‘The short story as Trevor writes it, as Chekhov and Hemingway wrote it, is a novel in miniature, with everything omitted except the significant moment.’ The miniature masterpieces gathered here span decades and places, from 1960s Ireland in ‘The Ballroom of Romance’, where an unmarried woman spends wistful Saturday nights at her local dance hall, to present-day Paris in ‘Folie à Deux’, in which two childhood friends, their bond poisoned by a youthful prank, run into each other in a backstreet café. These are tales of life-changing mistakes, missed chances and unspoken desires, their protagonists often lost and lonely. Yet the pathos is lightened by the author’s compassionate understanding of the human heart, and his ability to say the most complicated things in a language that is, in the words of the writer Joseph O’Connor, ‘as clear as a glass of water’. William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, in 1928. He is the author of numerous short story collections and eight novels, including the Whitbread Award-winning Felicia’s Journey, and has been three times shortlisted for the Booker Prize. This exclusive collection of stories, superbly illustrated by Lyndon Hayes, is a unique celebration of his gifts. Beautifully crafted, imaginative editions of the world’s great works of fiction and non-fiction, Folio Society books offer a rich literary experience to readers of all ages. The books selected for publication are timeless – they will be enjoyed and appreciated now and in the future. Because each book is considered as an individual object of value in its own right, there is a variety to our aesthetic – the only uniformity is in the quality of every single book. Format: 25x17x4 cm, 336 pages.

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