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  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099561064
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99

All the Conspirators



Christopher Isherwood's debut novel which features the first generation of Angry Young Men

The scene is 1920s Kensington and Philip and Joan are testing the very limits of politeness and restraint as they fight to expunge the oppression of their mother - by whatever means necessary. In his first novel, Christopher Isherwood paints an intimate portrait of the battle between old and young as he explores the destruction of a son by a domineering parent.

  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099561064
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood (1904-1986) was one of the most celebrated writers of his generation. He left Cambridge without graduating, briefly studied medicine and then turned to writing his first novels, All the Conspirators and The Memorial. Between 1929 and 1939 he lived mainly abroad, spending four years in Berlin and writing the novels Mr Norris Changes Trains and Goodbye to Berlin on which the musical Cabaret was based. He moved to America in 1939, becoming a US citizen in 1946, and wrote another five novels, including Down There on a Visit and A Single Man, a travel book about South America and a biography of the Indian mystic Ramakrishna. In the late 1960s and '70s he turned to autobiographical works: Kathleen and Frank, Christopher and His Kind, My Guru and His Disciple and October, one month of his diary with drawings by Don Bachardy.

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Praise for All the Conspirators

In Isherwood's work, a magic potion of history and invention, the voice is clear, and, no matter how many times we hear it, it always seems to be speaking for the first time

New York Times

Christopher Isherwood is back in vogue

Independent

That young man holds the future of the English novel in his hands

Somerset W. Maugham

In Isherwood's work, a magic potion of history and invention, the voice is clear, and, no matter how many times we hear it, it always seems to be speaking for the first time

New York Times

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