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Cover of: A Stranger Still | Anna Kavan
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A Stranger Still was first published in 1935 under Anna Kavan’s early married name of Helen Ferguson. An intriguing, well-plotted story, it was much acclaimed at the time, and its freshness and vigour remain undiminished.

The wealthy Lewison family occupy centre stage. William, a widower, presides forcefully over his empire of Greater London stores, as well as over his sons, Cedric and Martin, and his impressionable daughter, Gwenda. A fictional ‘Anna Kavan’ appears as a young girl adrift from her husband and now in pursuit of romantic fulfillment. The story takes us from fashionable and Bohemian London to Paris, the South of France and Italy. The autobiographical element is implicit for those familiar with the author’s enigmatic life.

Anna Kavan captures the ambience of the thirties with conviction, yet her pre-hallucinogenic writing has the uninhibitedness and immediacy of a novel of today. (From the book jacket, british reprint published in 1995).


Library of Congress PR6009.D63 S77 1995
Dewey 823/.912

2 editions First published in 1935

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A stranger still
1995, Peter Owen
Hardback in English
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A stranger still
1935, Jonathan Cape
in English - First edition


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