Burden of Desire. First Edition in dustjacket,

By: MacNEIL, Robert LISMER, Arthur, (dj art)

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MacNEIL, Robert. Burden of Desire. New York, London, Toronto, etc. : Nan A.Talese, Doubleday, (March 1992). First Edition Stated. Pp. (12), [3]-466, (4). 8vo, blue cloth spine with blue paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to spine. With map end-papers. MacNeil's first novel, set in Halifax, at thetime of the Halifax Explosion. "In his first novel, Robert MacNeil, the di stinguished co-anchor of PBS's 'MacNeil / Lehrer NewsHour," author of Wordstruck and co-author of The Story of English, reopens the wounds of history to trace three lives caught in the whirlwind of World War I. "The setting is Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose inhabitants are introduced first-hand to the horror of the war when a freighter ship carrying TNT explodes in the harbor, leveling an entire district. In the wake of this disaster, Peter Wentworth, a young minister who typefies the cautiousness and propriety of upper-class Halifax, finds, misplaced amid clothes donated by the blast, a diary containing the sexually frank confessions of a young woman. Peter is shocked,intrigued, and finaly obsessed by what he has read. In an attempt to ident ify the woman and return the diary, Peter shows it to a friend from childhood, Stewart MacPherson, a psychologist acquainted with the revolutionary theories of Freud. Stewart, too, falls under the woman's spell." - from the dustjacket.. Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Burden of Desire. First Edition in dustjacket,

Author Name: MacNEIL, Robert LISMER, Arthur, (dj art)

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Doubleday, 1992, ISBN:0385420196:

Seller ID: 2854

Keywords: LITERATURE CANADIAN HISTORICAL FICTION NAUTICAL NOVA SCOTIA EXPLOSION HALIFAX CITY,