Hester Lilly

Hester Lilly - Virago Modern Classics

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Synopsis

The title story shows a headmaster's elegant wife suffering torments of jealousy when his gawky young cousin comes to live with them. Why is it that her sophistication seems unable to compete with Hester's naivety? Elsewhere we see the mute agonies of a long marriage; the emotional deserts lurking in the English countryside; and old ruffian's sense of suffocation in a genteel community for the blind; or the freshness and oddity of children's perceptions. In this, her first collection of short stories, Elizabeth Taylor charts the territory she so triumphantly claimed as her own.

Book information

ISBN: 9780860686125
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 180g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 19mm