Family and Friends. First Edition in dustjacket


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BROOKNER, Anita. Family and Friends. London : Jonathan Cape, (1985). First Edition. Pp. (8),7-187,(3). 8vo, navy cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Justbefore the dancing is to begin, Sofka's family and friends pause to be pho tographed - to be framed in that moment as they will in future moments - for the album which transcribes cribes an immutable record of qualities in each of them which the normal passage of time can never arrest, reverse or quite contain. We focus upon Sofka's four children - two sons and two daughters - in the postures and dispositions of youth, as we will locus upon them again at the end ot this magnificent novel, comprehending how and why theirimages have altered. Frederick and Betty please Sofka best. Frederick is f avoured for his 'disgraceful charm' - very like his late father's - which has established him early in life as an object of scandal and desire so effortlessly appealing that women forgive him his little treacheries. Betty wins approval for her accomplishments as a flirt - the ability to plot, tease,enslave and discard - which Sofka sees as a young woman's duty. Like Frede rick and Betty, Alfred and Mimi form a natural pair. Though loved, they areless admired. Alfred's worthiness and depth of feeling are a burden rather than an asset to him. He does not yet know Very good in dustjacket. 30.00

Title: Family and Friends. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: BROOKNER, Anita

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1985, ISBN:022423373:

Seller ID: 5826