The Hide

By: Unsworth, Barry

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First edition. Top page ridge and endpapers lightly foxed, 1/4 inch tear to top jacket edge, minimal wear to jacket corners. 1970 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 192 pp. 8vo. This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a good-looking naif, becomes a gardener at Audrey's home, the two women of the household, Audrey and her distant relative and housekeeper, Marion, find Josh's strength and seeming innocence a potent spell, and his response escalates unacknowledged tensions between them. Meanwhile, Simon, worried about Josh, takes steps to prevent the exposure of his underground labyrinth. The explosive chemistry between the characters will eventually rip apart and rearrange all their lives.

Title: The Hide

Author: Unsworth, Barry

Categories: Modern First Editions, British & Irish, Fiction, Booker Prize Winners,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd: 1970

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2199102