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Good Behaviour : Virago Modern Classics - Molly Keane

Good Behaviour

Virago Modern Classics

By: Molly Keane, Maggie O'Farrell (Introduction by)

Hardcover

Published: 4th August 2011
For Ages: 18+ years old
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A brilliant comic novel about Anglo-Ireland that was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

'I do know how to behave - believe me, because I know. I have always known...'

Behind the gates of Temple Alice the aristocratic Anglo-Irish St Charles family sinks into a state of decaying grace. To Aroon St Charles, large and unlovely daughter of the house, the fierce forces of sex, money, jealousy and love seem locked out by the ritual patterns of good behaviour. But crumbling codes of conduct cannot hope to save the members of the St Charles family from their own unruly and inadmissible desires.

About the Author

Molly Keane was born in Co. Kildare, Ireland, in 1904 into a 'rather serious Hunting and Fishing Church-going family' who gave her little education at the hands of governesses. Molly Keane's interests when young were 'hunting and horses and having a good time'; she began writing only to supplement her dress allowance. She died in 1996.

** 'An extraordinary tour de force - VOGUE ** ''A witty, black comedy of manners... a memorable novel by an Irish writer whose only equal is Elizabeth Bowen.'

BOOKSELLER ** 'A fine novel, wickedly alive - VICTORIA GLENDINNING, SUNDAY TIMES ** 'Enchanting'

EDNA O'BRIEN, OBSERVER ** 'May well become a classic among English novels - NEW YORK TIMES ** 'The very best of Anglo-Irish writing'

CLARE BOYLAN

** 'An extraordinary tour de force - VOGUE ** ''A witty, black comedy of manners... a memorable novel by an Irish writer whose only equal is Elizabeth Bowen.'

BOOKSELLER ** 'A fine novel, wickedly alive - VICTORIA GLENDINNING, SUNDAY TIMES ** 'Enchanting'

EDNA O'BRIEN, OBSERVER ** 'May well become a classic among English novels - NEW YORK TIMES ** 'The very best of Anglo-Irish writing'

CLARE BOYLAN

ISBN: 9781844087624
ISBN-10: 184408762X
Series: Virago Modern Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 4th August 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.5  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1