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eBook Maiden Voyage download

by Denton Welch,Edith Sittwell

eBook Maiden Voyage download ISBN: 1878972286
Author: Denton Welch,Edith Sittwell
Publisher: Exact Change (February 2, 2004)
Language: English
Pages: 288
ePub: 1267 kb
Fb2: 1933 kb
Rating: 4.4
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Category: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual
Subcategory: Literature and Fiction

The book was Welch’s first and created a sensation on publication in 1943; its frank description of public schoolboy life forced publisher Herbert Read to initially seek advice from libel lawyers. Even Winston Churchill’s private secretary gossiped in a letter that.

This is a very moving and remarkable first book, and the author appears to be that very rare being, a born writer. I have not seen a first book that produces this impression more strongly-a single phrase (and a perfectly natural one, there is no affectation of writing), and one sees the central point of the person described.

Maiden Voyage: A Novel. At sixteen, Denton Welch was attending school in Derbyshire, England. A moving coming-of-age novel based on the author’s adolescent experiences in China. One morning, instead of taking the train to school, he caught a bus traveling in the opposite direction with no real plan except to start a new adventure.

Maiden Voyage is an autobiographical novel by Denton Welch, who became a writer after a serious accident which had long-term effects on his health. The novel describes a period during the 1930s: his last term at school, and the following weeks living in Shanghai, where his father had a business. The novel was first published in 1943 by Routledge, and it was his first published book, previously having articles published in periodicals.

Denton Welch's first novel Maiden Voyage (1946) recounts Welch's adventures as a boy when, after running away from his English public school, he was sent to Shanghai to live with his father for a year. Welch's keen observations - of his tortured relationship with his distant father, and the colonial milieu of pre-war China - dominate this painfully honest narrative.

The book was Welch’s first and created a sensation on publication in 1943; its frank description of public schoolboy life forced publisher Herbert Read to initially seek advice from libel lawyers. Published by Exact Change (2004). ISBN 10: 1878972286 ISBN 13: 9781878972286.

Yet he is overwhelmed by the barbarity of the new culture and this reveals to the reader the unexpectedness of life from the boys perspective.

"A Voice Through a Cloud": Denton Welch's Ultimate Voyage".

It was followed by the novel In Youth is Pleasure (1944), a study of adolescence published by Herbert Read at the publishers Faber and Faber ""A Voice Through a Cloud": Denton Welch's Ultimate Voyage". 15 (2). Michigan State University Press: 218–228.

Vintage book: Maiden Voyage, Denton Welch, Penguin 979, (Penguin Books, 1954). Customs services and international tracking provided. MAIDEN VOYAGE : Denton Welch (Hardcover).

Maiden Voyage is an account of author Denton Welch’s sixteenth year, when he ran away from his English public school and was then sent to Shanghai to live with his father. The book was Welch’s first and created a sensation on publication in 1943; its frank description of public schoolboy life forced publisher Herbert Read to initially seek advice from libel lawyers. Even Winston Churchill’s private secretary gossiped in a letter that, “the book was reeking with homosexuality? I think I must get it.” Today, Welch’s expressions of sexuality may seem more demure than outrageous, but his portrayal of the passions and humiliations of adolescence is graphic. As in all of Welch’s novels, it is the precisely realized details of the author’s physical and social surroundings that make the book such a remarkable journey.
Comments: (4)
Lost Python
This is the book I want them to toss in my coffin before they nail the lid down. I chanced upon Maiden Voyage many years ago and as soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it all over again. The friend, who realized I had borrowed it, rather unpleasantly made me return it. Written autobiographically by a young English boy, it is an astonishing, often scandalous, and occasionally deviant account of a coming of age. Denton's brilliant style, deceptively simple but frank and intimate is timeless. Aspects of British upper class life have altered only a little since this book was written, which was pre WW2. There are still tormented boys on trains heading back to school and contemplating escape. The glimpses of Shanghai still haunt me.
I am rarely as moved by the written word. Denton Welch was a genius, a truly great writer. Maiden Voyage is his most revealing work. Order it immediately! I'm never going to lend my copy to anyone.....
Tenius
I ordered Denton Welch's books when I read he was one of Barbara Pym's favorite authors. Started with his short stories and am now reading his novels. He is such a lucid writer that you feel you are sharing his experiences with him.
Burirus
I investigated this book because of an interview in the NY Times with someone I don't remember who mentioned this as a book that was an overlooked classic. I found it to be awkwardly written and not very compelling. I think I must have missed something that made anyone think it was a classic.
Haracetys
While reading the book , I often find myself embarrassed for the young narrator, about what he guilelessly seems to be revealing about himself. He comes off unconsciously gay. But then i am of different class in a a different era than characters in "novel".