eBook Maiden Voyage download
by Denton Welch,Edith Sittwell
Author: Denton Welch,Edith Sittwell
Publisher: Exact Change (February 2, 2004)
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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.
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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.
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