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The Peacemaker

£14.99

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In one of London's outer suburbs lived a shabby, insignificant schoolteacher with a repulsive, drunken wife. Experimenting with his secret invention was his only escape - until his headmaster's pacifist daughter brought sex and idealism into his life.

Could the sexual awakening of this shy, retiring man have inspired him to create the chaos that now reigned throughout London? Was it possible that he was the "Peacemaker" - that curious lunatic who wrote to The Times threatening to spread confusion until there was total disarmament?

With unfailing originality C.S. Forester has drawn an unforgettable character study. The Peacemaker holds a unique place in the works of a master of dramatic storytelling.

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

Originally published in 1934, this 1974 reissue is in a good, used condition overall. The dustjacket has a few marks here and there but is unpriceclipped. The dark-red cloth boards are gilt-stamped on the spine. The binding is slightly skewed and the page block is yellowing and dusty along the top edge. The volume is free from inscriptions.

Item details

Author(s):
C. S. Forester
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19x12.5x2cm
Edition:
1974
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718113381
ISBN-13:
9780718113384
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Michael Joseph, London
Title:
The Peacemaker

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In one of London's outer suburbs lived a shabby, insignificant schoolteacher with a repulsive, drunken wife. Experimenting with his secret invention was his only escape - until his headmaster's pacifist daughter brought sex and idealism into his life.

Could the sexual awakening of this shy, retiring man have inspired him to create the chaos that now reigned throughout London? Was it possible that he was the "Peacemaker" - that curious lunatic who wrote to The Times threatening to spread confusion until there was total disarmament?

With unfailing originality C.S. Forester has drawn an unforgettable character study. The Peacemaker holds a unique place in the works of a master of dramatic storytelling.

Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith, an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure and military crusades. His most notable works were the 11-book Horatio Hornblower series, about naval warfare during the Napoleonic era, and The African Queen (1935; filmed in 1951 by John Huston). His novels A Ship of the Line and Flying Colours were jointly awarded the 1938 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction.

Originally published in 1934, this 1974 reissue is in a good, used condition overall. The dustjacket has a few marks here and there but is unpriceclipped. The dark-red cloth boards are gilt-stamped on the spine. The binding is slightly skewed and the page block is yellowing and dusty along the top edge. The volume is free from inscriptions.

Author(s):
C. S. Forester
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19x12.5x2cm
Edition:
1974
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718113381
ISBN-13:
9780718113384
Number of pages:
158
Publisher:
Michael Joseph, London
Title:
The Peacemaker

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