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A charmed circle 3 editions

Cover of: A charmed circle | Anna Kavan
About the Book

Anna Kavan is now regarded as one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. An early novel, A Charmed Circle foreshadows her later development. It is the story of a family marooned in a country house near an ugly, expanding manufacturing town of the 1920's.

The atmosphere of the house is heavy with repression, hostility and revolt, and is darkened by the sinister influence of the father, whose warped nature dominates the lives of his wife, daughters and son.

The struggles of the young people to escape from this malign environment, their desperate search for self-expression and freedom, and their apparent successes point only to the inevitable triumph of temperament and upbringing, and leave them enclosed in a charmed circle of their limitations.

With a masterly touch, Kavan contrasts the English countryside with the brittle London life of the era. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1994).

3 editions First published in 1929

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2000, Peter Owen
A charmed circle
Hardback in English - Reprint
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1994, Peter Owen
A charmed circle
Paperback in English - New edition
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1929, Jonathan Cape
A charmed circle

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