It is the early part of the century. Two childhood sweethearts are growing up in provincial England, with dreams of making a life together despite the boy's low standing and the girl being of the haute bourgeoisie. In an act of youthful desperation, the boy, Harry, decides to overcome his origins by becoming a hero in the Great War. But he comes home not a hero, but blinded. How can he embrace his virginal, serious minded Hilly are enjoying the delectable ravishments of his lascivious nurse, Sister Binche? How does this couple survive the grave disillusionments of life and love?This is the personal novel West fans have been waiting for. An ode to the author's parents, who were the models for Hilly and Harry, Love's Mansion pulls back the cover's on West's beginnings as a son and as a writer.
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|Grouping Title||love s mansion|
|Grouping Author||west paul|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-08-11 04:21:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-20 04:41:25AM|
|author||West, Paul, 1930-2015.|
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|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction West, P|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|record_details||ils:.b11044470|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Random House,|c1992.|339 p. ; 25 cm.|
|subject_facet||Love stories, War stories, World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction|
|title_full||Love's mansion / Paul West|
|topic_facet||World War, 1914-1918|