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Set in the Charente country and the Paris music halls of the 1930s, The Voyage tells of the travails of one mans finest work is that rare thing: a novel with appeal across ages and tastes. It is at once romance and adventure, a hymn to France.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Capuchin Classics
(first published 1940)
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One of my favourite books; I return to this story time and again. The language and pace may be off-putting to the modern reader; I first read it in the late 1980s before the internet destroyed our attention spans, so the book is not dead to me. It's a beautiful (and unsentimental) love story: acceptance between equals and opposites, with a very modern acknowledgement that not all love relationships fall into the traditional mould (marriage, cohabitation, etc). It's a great story of career-buildi ...more
Charles Langbridge Morgan was a playwright and novelist of English and Welsh parentage. The main themes of his work were, as he himself put it, "Art, Love, and Death", and the relation between them. Themes of individual novels range from the paradoxes of freedom (The Voyage, The River Line), through passionate love seen from within (Portrait in a Mirror) and without (A Breeze of Morning), to the c ...more