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This is an auction for ALBION’S STORY by Joan Grenville.

“Australian Grenville (JOAN MAKES HISTORY) takes us deep into the frighteningly twisted mind of Albion Gidley Singer. Born in the latter part of the 19th century, the only son of a successful merchant, Albion grows from a fat, awkward child to a puffed-up misogynist. He is fascinated by women but also violently repelled by them. Upon his father's death, Albion takes over the business, marries and fathers two children, and considers himself a successful "family man." The reader knows otherwise. Albion's obsession with his large, homely, bright, and determined daughter Lilian ("a chip off the old block") cannot be reconciled with his delusions about women. When he ultimately rapes her ("You want it," I reminded her. "You have wanted it for years"), she descends into madness, but Albion sees no fault in himself. Startling, fascinating, disturbing, this novel is recommended.”
- Library Journal (US)

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Hardback 1994.

375 pages.

Good condition.

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