The Hand-Reared Boy

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eBook (02 Jul 2012)

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The groundbreaking novel about sex and growing up, available as an ebook for the first time.

Longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, The Hand-Reared Boy was the first literary novel to honestly, and explicitly, explore the sexual awakening of a young man. Quite shocking when first published in 1970, it is now considered a classic.

It is the first book in the Horatio Stubbs Trilogy.

Brian says: "Young Horatio Stubbs suffers the pangs of adolescence, but is weaned from the pleasures of masturbation by the delights offered by his school's nursing sister, who is not all she seems. The novel became a great scandal in England, where it was rejected by thirteen publishers, and caused a lawsuit - as a result of which it became a bestseller."

Book information

ISBN: 9780007462520
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint: The Friday Project
Pub date:
Edition: Digital Original
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 189
Weight: -1g