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The Man on the Pier
Julia Strachey
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The Man on the Pier

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Republished in the 1970s as 'An Integrated Man,' which was Strachey's preferred title.
Published 1951
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Apr 06, 2009 Cera rated it liked it
This was an odd and interesting book. I'm not exactly sure that I liked it, but I'm glad I read it. It's about Ned Moon, spending a summer with friends at a country house in England; all is going well, and he is perfectly happy with himself and his life, until Marina, the wife of one of his dear friends, makes her appearance and Ned falls head-over-heels for her. The novel is a rather dream-like study of the effects of this passion on Ned's sense of himself, with much dissecting of emotions and ...more
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Julia Strachey (August, 1901–1979) was an English writer, born in Allahabad, India, where her father, Oliver Strachey, the elder brother of Lytton Strachey, was a civil servant. Her mother, Ruby, was of Swiss-German origin. For most of Julia's life she lived in England, where she worked as a model at Poiret, as a photographer and as a publisher's reader, before she embarked upon a career in novel- ...more
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