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The fox in the attic (original 1961; edition 1961)
The Fox in the Attic by Richard Hughes (Author) (1961)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0940322293, Paperback)A tale of enormous suspense and growing horror, The Fox in the Attic is the widely acclaimed first part of Richard Hughes's monumental historical fiction, "The Human Predicament." Set in the early 1920s, the book centers on Augustine, a young man from an aristocratic Welsh family who has come of age in the aftermath of World War I. Unjustly suspected of having had a hand in the murder of a young girl, Augustine takes refuge in the remote castle of Bavarian relatives. There his hopeless love for his devout cousin Mitzi blinds him to the hate that will lead to the rise of German fascism. The book reaches a climax with a brilliant description of the Munich putsch and a disturbingly intimate portrait of Adolph Hitler.
The Fox in the Attic, like its no less remarkable sequel The Wooden Shepherdess, offers a richly detailed, Tolstoyan overview of the modern world in upheaval. At once a novel of ideas and an exploration of the dark spaces of the heart, it is a book in which the past returns in all its original uncertainty and strangeness.
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Augustine is a young man from an aristocratic Welsh family, struggling to make sense of the world after the Great War. The enemy may have been defeated, but when he finds himself implicated in the death of a young girl, he is targeted as the enemy within. Fleeing Britain, Augustine seeks refuge & solace in the remote castle of Bavarian relatives.
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2 editions of this book were published by NYRB Classics.
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