Arrows of desire household geoffrey. Fiction Book Review: Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $0 (135p) ISBN 978 2019-02-19

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arrows of desire household geoffrey

Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. He served in during in , and the Middle East. The survivors resettled in North Africa, and Britain was declared uninhabitable. In the aftermath of a global cataclysm, the peoples of Europe banded together under a single flag, but the English refused to go along. After seven centuries of silence, the British are ready to rise again. Will there be a show of strength, or will native British shrewdness prevail? In his later years, he lived in Charlton, near , , and died in. After seven centuries of silence, the British are ready to rise again.

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Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household

arrows of desire household geoffrey

In the new capital, a student takes a shot at the High Commissioner, nearly killing him with an ancient weapon known as a rifle. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. A barbarian king rides in the forests, drinking beer and promising to resist the Federation at all costs. Style is enormously important to me and I do try to develop my hero as a human being in trouble. Unlike Greene, though, Household has a sanguine view of humanity and he allows his different groups, poised at violence, to reach a rapprochement and engage in a dialogue that enriches all sides. This copy was obtained from the persoanl Library of Geoffrey Household and the ffep has been signed by the Author on the ffep.

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ARROWS OF DESIRE by Geoffrey Household

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Young settler Silvia Brown attempts to assassinate the Federation's well-meaning High Commissioner, a muddled liberal called Ali Praetorius; her arrest leads, via wild rumor-mongering, to an all-out uprising, which is quickly and bloodily put down; Silvia's father an innocent-bystander sort flees into the forest, taking refuge with Humphrey of Middlesex's nature-loving, nonpolitical, old-British clan. What do they matter to us, the last few British?. Its futuristic setting of a persistently patriotic Britain in an otherwise deracinated world allows the author to refer back to Roman Britain while commenting on the Thatcher government, the current situation in Ireland, the treatment of immigrants in England. Do you believe that in the days of their greatness the British ever cared for trade, for towns, for power? From 1933 to 1939 he was a traveling salesman for John Kidd, a manufacturer of printing ink, in Europe, the and. But there are those in the underground determined to begin old battles anew.

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Fiction Book Review: Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $0 (135p) ISBN 978

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Their resistance was rewarded with a genocide that wiped out half the population. . The best-known of Household's 22 books, Rogue Male 1939 , was a gripping adventure on the themes of liberty, tyranny and the ethics of political violence. Don't ask me the logic of it--there is none. The survivors resettled in North Africa, and Britain was declared uninhabitable.

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Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Lovely clean copy internally,with the dust-jacket well protected in a mylar cover sleeve. He married twice, secondly in 1942 to Ilona Zsoldos-Gutman, by whom he had a son and two daughters. But there are those in the underground determined to begin old battles anew. Publisher's Weekly The best-known of Household's 22 books, Rogue Male 1939 , was a gripping adventure on the themes of liberty, tyranny and the ethics of political violence. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's original two tone cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Very Good+ Dust-Jacket,that has no chips or tears to outer edges of the wrapper,with just slight creasing to the edge of the wrapper on the upper cover close to spine approx 1'' in length. He served in British intelligence in World War 2.

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Household, Geoffrey / Arrows of Desire

arrows of desire household geoffrey

The typical Household hero was a strong, capable with a high sense of honour which bound him to a certain course of action. In 1929 Household moved to the United States where he wrote for children's encyclopedias and composed children's radio plays for the. Few readers will be convinced by his tribute to the true British character. He returns to those subjects in this elegant short novel. Their resistance was rewarded with a genocide that wiped out half the population. Please inquire for more detailed condition information. Their resistance was rewarded with a genocide that wiped out half the population.

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Arrows of desire (eBook, 2015) [tooluser.org]

arrows of desire household geoffrey

His other works include A Rough Shoot, Watcher in the Shadows, Rogue Justice and an autobiography, Against the Wind. A barbarian king rides in the forests, drinking beer and promising to resist the Federation at all costs. To celebrate the year 3000, the island is repopulated, to be ruled according to Federation law. As the story begins, the neo-British settlers are simmering with newfound nationalism and anti-Federation rebellion. He became an assistant confidential secretary for Bank of , in 1922—1926. After seven centuries of silence, the British are ready to rise again. The E-mail message field is required.

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Arrows of Desire (Audiobook) by Geoffrey Household

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Besides that, the book constitutes a tribute to England and the cantankerous British character. After one of these immigrants takes a shot at the High Commissioner, Ali Pretorius, chaos breaks out, and it is left to a beautiful young woman, Thea, to restore peace and order. His first novel The Terror of Villadonga was published in 1936. Bookseller: , Lancashire, United Kingdom. In the English forests, however, descendants of a few British survivors live on in bucolic, tribal simplicity, cheerily led by Humphrey of Middlesex. But this fable is short and light enough to keep portentousness at bay--so connoisseurs of English quaintness may find this a modestly diverting mini-serving of pastoral charm, futurist satire with the usual anachronism-giggles , and informal political essay.

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Fiction Book Review: Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $0 (135p) ISBN 978

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Near fine in near fine dustwrapper. In the new capital, a student takes a shot at the High Commissioner, nearly killing him with an ancient weapon known as a rifle. Will you die for the sake of the bare western downs folded around the sheep? In the aftermath of a global cataclysm, the peoples of Europe banded together under a single flag, but the English refused to go along. Please note: This is a vintage recording. Far in the future, a group of dissidents fight to rebuild Britain It has been seven hundred years since the United Kingdom was destroyed.

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Arrows of Desire by Geoffrey Household

arrows of desire household geoffrey

Unlike Greene, though, Household has a sanguine view of humanity and he allows his different groups, poised at violence, to reach a rapprochement and engage in a dialogue that enriches all sides. It's the year 3000 A. Many of his stories have scenes set in , and there is a or element in some, although this is handled with restraint. To celebrate the year 3000, the island is repopulated, to be ruled according to Federation law. Thus, Humphrey is forced to take an interest in the settlers' rebellion which he'd prefer to ignore.

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