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A favourite of the gods: a novel

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Henry James's theme of the New World (na#65533;ve, upright, puritanical) confronting the Old (steeped in sophisticated and unscrupulous charm) is here explored by a novelist who has witnessed two world wars. Her protagonist is Constanza, a beautiful Italian-American pagan born to privilege and happiness-a seeming favourite of the gods. But in the years of her maturity she becomes aware of what she lacks-a purpose and a part. Who am I, she asks, and what is it I can do? This, writes Bedford, is not a poor little rich girl's plaint. It is the quest that lurks within every human creature fortunate to lift its head above the daily grind.Bedford's genius is for writing about people. [Her] excellence is immortal, her career one of great distinction in literature.-Peter Levi.
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Grouped Work ID 6b1bb884-7cb1-ccbf-1ca0-02687af7263f
Grouping Title favourite of the gods
Grouping Author bedford sybille
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
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author Bedford, Sybille, 1911-2006.
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series Constanza and Flavia
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subject_facet Americans -- France -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Italian American women -- Fiction, Riviera (France) -- Fiction
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title_full A favourite of the gods : a novel / by Sybille Bedford
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topic_facet Americans, Domestic fiction, Historical fiction, Italian American women