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First Lesson

2.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Paperback, 192 pages
Published by Curtis Books (first published 1933)
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Adena
Oct 19, 2011 Adena rated it liked it
Interesting to read some of White's early work. First Lesson had to be published under a psuedonym (James Aston) in order to prevent scandal. White at the time was working as a teacher and eventually had to leave the school when parents discovered the link. Now, of course, the novel doesn't seem salacious at all.

I love White's style that switches from the prosaic to the magnificent. For example, Mr Belfry is rowing from Capri to the coast: "It was impossible to say how long he rowed. Hours pass
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Born in Bombay to English parents, Terence Hanbury White was educated at Cambridge and taught for some time at Stowe before deciding to write full-time. White moved to Ireland in 1939 as a conscientious objector to WWII, and lived out his years there. White is best known for his sequence of Arthurian novels, "The Once and Future King", first published together in 1958.
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