Elizabeth Myers A Well Full of Leaves PDF

Elizabeth Myers A Well Full of Leaves PDF

A Well Full of Leaves

From Kirkus so take their opinion with a pinch of salt From the sordid to the ecstatic, this novel of London childhood and maturity begins with sharp realism and ends on a plane of transcendent spirituality Laura Valley tells the story of her own family, of a father who played the horses and lost, and who buckled under a nagging wife and watched her drive and embitter From Kirkus so take their opinion with a pinch of salt From the sordid to the ecstatic, this novel of London childhood and maturity begins with sharp realism and ends on a plane of transcendent spirituality Laura Valley tells the story of her own family, of a father who played the horses and lost, and who buckled under a nagging wife and watched her drive and embitter the four children an elder sister who escaped into the home of an artist, another sister sacrificed to a clerk s job at fourteen, Steve, the youngest, for whom Laura is determined to secure a university education Laura alone has an inner world which sustains her Steve cannot stand the gaff, and goes on the stage to become a brilliant success and a degenerate and moralist in private life Later, Laura goes to live with him, and when he finds that she is in love with a married playwright who shares her mystical temperament, Steve commits murder to give her the man she loves Emotional, extreme, with rhapsodic romanticism at the close which is hard to take, this seems to us rather limited in potential market

Title : A Well Full of Leaves
Author :  Elizabeth Myers
Language : English
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Format : Paperback
Pages : 253 pages

Rating: 4.2

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