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Jan 22, 2008 Dan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who've read Prisoner of Grace and Except the Lord
By far the best of the trilogy, this book uses Jim’s perspective, the man most removed from Chester Nimmo, and picks up with the plot of the first book. The institutionalization of Chester is finalized in this book. Jim is made to acknowledge pragmatically after countless performances that honour is a dead notion, the cult of personality trumps all. The Chester he knows is not a man, he is a corruption that corrupts those around him.
Cary now undertook his great works examining historical and social change in England during his own lifetime. The First Trilogy (1941–44) finally provided Cary with a reasonable income, and The Horse's Mouth (1944) remains his most popular novel. Cary's pamphlet "The Case for African Freedom" (1941), published by Orwell's Searchlight Books series, had attracted some interest, and the film director ...moreMore about Joyce Cary...
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The Second Trilogy (3 books)