The Charioteer

The Charioteer: A Virago Modern Classic

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/11/2013
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Injured at Dunkirk, Laurie Odell, a young corporal, is recovering at a rural veterans' hospital. There he meets Andrew, a conscientious objector serving as an orderly, and the men find solace in their covert friendship. Then Ralph Lanyon appears, a mentor from Laurie's schooldays. Through him, Laurie is drawn into a tight-knit circle of gay men for whom liaisons are fleeting and he is forced to choose between the ideals of a perfect friendship and the pleasures of experience. First published in 1953, The Charioteer is a a tender, intelligent coming-of-age novel and a bold, unapologetic portrayal of homosexuality that stands with Gore Vidal's The City and the Pillar and James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room as a landmark work in gay literature.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9781844089505
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 127 x 197 x 27 mm

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The Charioteer
a nice coming of age story
The Charioteer is a lovely book about the struggles that homosexuals went through - and continue to go through. Laurie Odell has to face the stigma of bein... READ MORE
Charlotte Hamilton