Fb2 The Rules of Engagement (Windsor Selection) ePub
by Anita Brookner
|Publisher:||Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (August 1, 2003)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1962 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1724 kb|
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The Booker Prize-winning author is a gifted storyteller, weaving in twists and turns that make the book hard to abandon.
The Booker Prize-winning author is a gifted storyteller, weaving in twists and turns that make the book hard to abandon. with such elegance and polish that its surface–satiny, flawless and smooth as an onion, as always–holds a fascination equal to its content. The Washington Post Book World. One of the great strengths of Brookner’s fiction: her ability to lay bare in limpid, measured, luminous prose her characters’ least admirable, most desperate motivations. her characters with intense fidelity.
The Rules of Engagement book. In this deeply perceptive story, Anita Brookner brilliantly charts the resilience of a friendship tested by alienation and by jealousy over a man who seems to offer the promise of escape.
I asked, in as neutral a tone as possible. Oh, yes. That nice Mr Fairlie gave me a lift. I felt there was nothing else I needed to know. What was to follow I knew already. What was to follow I knew already nding it difficult to maintain my side of the conversation. I felt curiously abstracted, as if I were taking in too little oxygen. I was sitting in Betsy's flat, without altogether remembering how I had got there. She had invited me for coffee, and I had gone, though I had had a strong impulse to refuse her invitation
The Rules of Engagement is the twenty second novel by Anita Brookner, the Booker Prize winning author of Hotel du Lac. Elizabeth and Betsy are old school friends.
The Rules of Engagement is the twenty second novel by Anita Brookner, the Booker Prize winning author of Hotel du Lac. Born in 1948 and unready for the sixties, they had high hopes of the lives they would lead, even though their circumstances were so different. Are their lives taking off, or are they just making more of the wrong choices without even realising it? 'One of the most observant moralists writing today. A dark, wintry work and there is plenty here to satisfy Brookner's fans' Guardian. Her technique as a novelist is so sure and so quietly commanding' Hilary Mantel, Guardian.
Anita Brookner CBE (16 July 1928 – 10 March 2016) was an English award-winning novelist and art historian. She was Slade Professor of Fine Art at the University of Cambridge from 1967 to 1968 and was the first woman to hold this visiting professorship. She was awarded the 1984 Man Booker Prize for her novel Hotel du Lac. Brookner was born in Herne Hill, a suburb of London.
When Anita Brookner sets her novels in the south of France they are almost cheerful. The Rules of Engagement is set mainly in these districts of London, its protagonist permitted only brief, glum sorties to Paris. The Bay of Angels, for example, offered a typically bleak vision of loneliness stoically borne, but softened by allowing the heroine to be depressed in Nice, to walk at dusk on the beach with a personable French doctor. Her South Kensington and Marylebone, on the other hand, can be the pits. So we realise from the earliest pages that she is going to have a tough time.
In this deeply perceptive story, Anita Brookner brilliantly charts the resilience of a friendship tested by alienation and by jealousy over a man who seems to offer the promise of escape. Format Paperback 288 pages.
The Rules of Engagement. I have come to believe that there can be no adequate preparation for the sadness that comes at the end, the sheer regret that one's life is finished, that one's failures remain indelible and one's successes illusory. In her superbly accomplished new novel, Anita Brookner proves that she is our mast profound observer of women's lives, posing questions about feminine identity and desire with a stylishness that conveys an almost sensual pleasure. From the moment Jane Manning first meets her aunt Dolly, she is both fascinated and appalled.