Herself surprised by Joyce Cary

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Published by Penguin books in association with M.Joseph in Harmondsworth .

Written in English

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Originally published 1941.

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Statementby Joyce Cary.
The Physical Object
Pagination148p.,18cm
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19448471M

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Each of the novels is seen through the eyes of a different character, so that each part is complete in itself. This is the story of Sara. It is accepted that Joyce Cary is one of the great contemporary novelists, and many critics are agreed that his most successful work is the trilogy which includes Herself Surprised, To Be a Pilgrim, and The Horse's Mouth.

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