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A Fearful Joy


Tabitha Baskett is seduced by an engaging scoundrel named Bonser who deserts her when she is pregnant.


She is taken under the wing of a businessman who is also a patron of the arts; and after his death, by a millionaire.


Finally she returns to Bonser who marries her.


In charting the life of Tabitha, Cary has written one of the most enchantingly comic and life-enhancing stories of modern fiction and a vivid history of the first half of the twentieth century.


Reviews:


“It is a very good novel. I think it may be a great novel… sensitivity to human relationships and a sense of form which we have missed since EM Forster grew silent.”

News Chronicle


“Read this book. It is a fine example of the work of one of the best contemporary novelists.”

C P Snow


“A bizarre love story… full of his best fun.”

Daily Telegraph


“A marvellous writer.”

Doris Lessing



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