Joyce Cary

Joyce Cary


Born
in Derry, Ireland
December 07, 1888

Died
March 29, 1957


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 Thorold Dickinson asked for Cary's help in developing a wartime movie set partly in Africa. In 1943, while writing The Horse's Mouth, Cary travelled to Africa with a film crew to work on Men of Two Worlds.

Cary travelled to India in 1946 on a second film project with Dickinson, but the struggle against the British for national independence made mov
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The Horse's Mouth

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Mister Johnson

3.53 avg rating — 338 ratings — published 1939 — 19 editions
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Herself Surprised

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To Be a Pilgrim

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Art And Reality: Ways Of Th...

4.20 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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Prisoner of Grace

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Except the Lord

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A House of Children

4.19 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1941 — 9 editions
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A Fearful Joy

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1949 — 6 editions
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Charley Is My Darling

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“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true. It's a new world every heart beat.”
Joyce Cary, The Horse's Mouth

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius.”
Joyce Cary

“The truth is that life is hard and dangerous; that he who seeks his own happiness does not find it; that he who is weak must suffer; that he who demands love will be disappointed; that he who is greedy will not be fed; that he who seeks peace will find strife; that truth is only for the brave; that joy is only for him who does not fear to be alone; that life is only for the one who is not afraid to die.”
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