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This is an auction for BABEL TOWER by A S Byatt.

"Against the heady backdrop of the swinging Sixties, Byatt's sprawling new novel contrasts the hopefulness of the era of youth, drugs, and rock'n'roll with the cynicism engendered by the Cuban Missile Crisis, early nuclear warning systems, and the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. At the dawning of the new feminist age, Frederica, a Cambridge-educated intellectual, finds herself in a stifling marriage to Nigel River, confined to his country estate and caring for her small son in the company of a severe housekeeper and hostile sisters-in-law. She finally bolts the oppressive household and her increasingly violent husband for London, where she takes refuge with understanding friends and in writing and teaching. Among her new acquaintances is Jude Mason, a troubled recluse, who is the author of "Babel Tower," the novel within this novel. Both stories portray a group of idealists intent on exploring the notion of freedom in a new world order. For Byatt's many fans who have been waiting for a follow-up novel as rich, intense, and multilayered as the prize-winning Possession, the wait is over. Highly recommended."
- Library Journal (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 1996.

617 pages.

Very good conditon.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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