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MacNEIL, Robert. Portrait of Julia. A novel. (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada): Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2013). First Printing. Pp (6),-347,(5). 8vo (160 x 236 mm), tan cloth with gilt lettering to front cover & spine.
Jacket design based on artwork by James Wilson Morrice.
Robert Breckenridge Ware "Robin" MacNeil, OC (b. January 19, 1931, Montreal).
"In 'Portrait of Julia', Robert MacNeil returns to a character who first appeared in 'Burden of Desire'. It is 1920, and Julia Robertson is a beautiful young war widow, aware of radical new ideas bursting into the emerging 20th century world of painting, music, and literature; new ideas about sexual frankness, about the Modern Woman, and growing skepticism about religion.
Julia struggles with her conscience and her feelings over two men, one of whom leads her into the orbit of the young and charming Prince of Wales. Leaving behind the stuffy world of Halifax, she goes to London and Paris and then the south of France where she renews her close friendship with one of the great Canadian painters of the period, J.W. Morrice. She becomes part of Morrice's inner circle, which also includes Morrice's close friend Henri Matisse. Ultimately, Julia has to resolve a dilemma that dramatically tests all her progressive ideas.
The result is a fascinating account of a young woman ion the midst of a world in transformation." - from the dustjacket.
Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 16.00
Title: Portrait of Julia. A novel. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher: Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2013, ISBN:9781459502796:
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