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Tasker Jevons: The Real Story

May Sinclair

In this May Sinclair wartime masterpiece, dashing newsman Walter Furnival is an absurdly good catch: handsome, successful, athletic, intelligent, an upstanding epitome of manhood and rectitude. Tasker Jevons is a puny, preposterous, impossible-looking, bombastic sports writer, without one single redeeming social grace. Imagine the jealous mortification of Furny when his enchanting young typist and love interest Viola Thesiger chooses the clownish Jevons as a lover, seeing in him a remarkable inner beauty not evident to anyone but her and (as he grudgingly but magnanimously admits) the long-suffering and devoted Furnival. But despite the title, the central character of this extraordinary novel is not the redoubtable Jevons but the rebellious feminist Viola, determined against all odds not only to revolt against every enslaving conformity of her upbringing, but also to burn all her boats behind her, ruthlessly leaving herself no possibility of a return to the soporific decorum of her cloistered family and past. This extraordinary menage, however, is broken apart by the irruption of the Great War into their lives. ( Expatriate)

In this May Sinclair wartime masterpiece, dashing newsman Walter Furnival is an absurdly good catch: handsome, successful, athletic, intelligent, an upstanding epitome of manhood and rectitude. Tasker Jevons is a puny, preposterous, impossible-looking, bombastic sports writer, without one single redeeming social grace. Imagine the jealous mortification of Furny when his enchanting young typist and love interest Viola Thesiger chooses the clownish Jevons as a lover, seeing in him a remarkable inner beauty not evident to anyone but her and (as he grudgingly but magnanimously admits) the long-suffering and devoted Furnival. But despite the title, the central character of this extraordinary novel is not the redoubtable Jevons but the rebellious feminist Viola, determined against all odds not only to revolt against every enslaving conformity of her upbringing, but also to burn all her boats behind her, ruthlessly leaving herself no possibility of a return to the soporific decorum of her cloistered family and past. This extraordinary menage, however, is broken apart by the irruption of the Great War into their lives. ( Expatriate)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In this May Sinclair wartime masterpiece, dashing newsman Walter Furnival is an absurdly good catch: handsome, successful, athletic, intelligent, an upstanding epitome of manhood and rectitude. Tasker Jevons is a puny, preposterous, impossible-looking, bombastic sports writer, without one single redeeming social grace. Imagine the jealous mortification of Furny when his enchanting young typist and love interest Viola Thesiger chooses the clownish Jevons as a lover, seeing in him a remarkable inner beauty not evident to anyone but her and (as he grudgingly but magnanimously admits) the long-suffering and devoted Furnival. But despite the title, the central character of this extraordinary novel is not the redoubtable Jevons but the rebellious feminist Viola, determined against all odds not only to revolt against every enslaving conformity of her upbringing, but also to burn all her boats behind her, ruthlessly leaving herself no possibility of a return to the soporific decorum of her cloistered family and past. This extraordinary menage, however, is broken apart by the irruption of the Great War into their lives. ( Expatriate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:29


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

27:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:19


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:45


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

24:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:20