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Genius Friend : Gerald Edwards

£14.99

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Since its publication in 1981, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by Gerald Basil Edwards has been recognised as the greatest work of literature by a native Guernseyman, and indeed one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Edward Chaney befriended its reclusive author, Gerald Edwards, encouraged him to finish the novel and had it published after he bequeathed him the manuscript. This two-part biography reconstructs Gerald's Guernsey origins and his status as the 'genius friend' of a group of writers who contributed to Middleton Murry's Adelphi in the 1920s. It then documents his descent into obscurity in the 1940s. The second part relates how Chaney met Edwards in Dorset in 1972 and how the novel eventually came to be published and was enthusiastically received. '... we always thought of him as 'our genius friend'.' J.S. Collis, The Spectator (31 July 1982).
Very good condition.

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Author(s):
Edward Chaney
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015 1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0992879108
ISBN-13:
9780992879105
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Blue Ormer

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Since its publication in 1981, The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by Gerald Basil Edwards has been recognised as the greatest work of literature by a native Guernseyman, and indeed one of the most important novels of the twentieth century. Edward Chaney befriended its reclusive author, Gerald Edwards, encouraged him to finish the novel and had it published after he bequeathed him the manuscript. This two-part biography reconstructs Gerald's Guernsey origins and his status as the 'genius friend' of a group of writers who contributed to Middleton Murry's Adelphi in the 1920s. It then documents his descent into obscurity in the 1940s. The second part relates how Chaney met Edwards in Dorset in 1972 and how the novel eventually came to be published and was enthusiastically received. '... we always thought of him as 'our genius friend'.' J.S. Collis, The Spectator (31 July 1982).
Very good condition.

Author(s):
Edward Chaney
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2015 1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0992879108
ISBN-13:
9780992879105
Number of pages:
408
Publisher:
Blue Ormer

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