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Love Lies Dreaming
First published in 1927, " Love Lies Dreaming" is one of C.S Forester's earliest novels. Told in the voice of a young writer struggling to pen his next novel and therefore superficially preoccupied with the art of novel writing, at its true core this is a story about the quarrels and joys of early married life. In the end, as the narrator discovers, the best inspiration ...more
Published July 23rd 2013 by Bloomsbury Reader
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An interesting oddity. A brief, humorous potrait of a young marriage, it is neither frivolous nor sentimental - the two extremes that one rather expects from an English novel published in 1927. Although the tone is light, emotion and character are drawn realistically and not without some psychological subtlety. It comes as a surprise when towards the end of the book the narrator/protagonist mentions that at 19 he commanded a platoon at Paschendaele. Forester was 4 years older than Evelyn Waugh ...more
Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded t ...moreMore about C.S. Forester...