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Christopher Isherwood

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  • Kathleen and Frankby Christopher Isherwood

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 18.99

    A pivotal book in Isherwood's career that reveals as much about him as the parents he set out to portray Kathleen and Frank is the story of Christopher Isherwood's parents?their meeting in 1895, marriage in 1903 after his father had returned from the Boer War, and his father's death in an assault on Ypres in 1915, which left his mother a widow... more...

  • Lions and Shadowsby Christopher Isherwood

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 17.99

    A witty, appealing, and often outrageous portrait of some of the twentieth century's most influential and creative minds Subtitled " An Education in the Twenties ," Lions and Shadows blends autobiography and fiction to describe the inner life of a writer evolving from precocious schoolboy to Cambridge dropout-at-large in London's bohemia. It... more...

  • Jacob's Handsby Christopher Isherwood; Aldous Huxley

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Jacob Ericson is a quiet, kind and somewhat simple man who works as a ranch hand for crotchety Professor Carter and his crippled daughter, Sharon, in California's Mojave Desert in the 1920s. Jacob is a good man, genuine, honorable, but hardly extraordinary?until he miraculously heals a dying calf with his hands. However, while he is content to cure... more...

  • The Sixtiesby Christopher Isherwood

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    This second volume of Christopher Isherwood's remarkable diaries opens on his fifty-sixth birthday, as the fifties give way to the decade of social and sexual revolution. Isherwood takes the reader from the bohemian sunshine of Southern California to a London finally swinging free of post-war gloom, to the racy cosmopolitanism of New York and to the... more...

  • Goodbye To Berlinby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    Set in the 1930s, Goodbye to Berlin evokes the glamour and sleaze, excess and repression of Berlin society. Isherwood shows the lives of people at threat from the rise of the Nazis: a wealthy Jewish heiress, Natalia Landauer, a gay couple, Peter and Otto, and an English upper-class waif, the divinely decadent Sally Bowles. more...

  • Mr Norris Changes Trainsby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    After a chance encounter on a train the English teacher William Bradshaw starts a close friendship with the mildly sinister Arthur Norris. Norris is a man of contradictions; lavish but heavily in debt, excessively polite but sexually deviant. First published in 1933 Mr Norris Changes Trains piquantly evokes the atmosphere of Berlin during the rise... more...

  • All the Conspiratorsby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    The scene is 1920s Kensington and Philip and Joan are testing the very limits of politeness and restraint as they fight to expunge the oppression of their mother - by whatever means necessary. In his first novel, Christopher Isherwood paints an intimate portrait of the battle between old and young as he explores the destruction of a son by a domineering... more...

  • Christopher and His Kindby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    In November 1929, Christopher Isherwood - determined to become a 'permanent foreigner' - packed a rucksack and two suitcases and left England on a one-way ticket for Berlin. With incredible candour and wit, Isherwood recalls the decadence of Berlin's night scene and his route to sexual liberation. As the Nazis rise to power, Isherwood describes his... more...

  • The Memorialby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    The First World War is over. Eric Vernon is on the cusp of adulthood. Tall, bony and awkward he finds himself torn between a desire to emulate his heroic father, who led a life of quiet sacrifice, and resentment toward his father's roguish friend Edward Blake, who survived the war only to throw himself into gay life in Berlin. With subtle wit and... more...

  • Prater Violetby Christopher Isherwood

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.38

    'A deliberate historical parable. Prater Violet resembles episodes in Goodbye to Berlin and keeps up the same high level of excellence' - Edmund Wilson An impatient phone call from the temperamental Austrian director, Friedrich Bergmann, introduces a young Christopher Isherwood to the film industry. Isherwood's job is to rescue the script of... more...