The Vicar of Sorrows

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - 391 páginas
In this powerful novel that will confirm his reputation as one of Britain's brightest literary lights, A.N. Wilson recounts the downward spiral of Francis Kreer, a clergyman who has stopped believing in God and whose marriage has begun to come apart at the seams. When his mother dies, Francis is shocked to discover that she had a lover and that he must share his inheritance with this odious man. Then Francis falls in love--painfully, absolutely--with an irresistible but most unsuitable young woman. Wilson traces Francis's descent through various circles of the English establishment and counterculture, a tragi-comic journey that takes the hero to the outer edges of both absurdity and despair.
 

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Description of the 75 year old who is sexually abusing, but also sexually satisfying—-finally—-the 47 year old main character’s new twenty-something squeeze, as “a magnificent stud of a man” will ... Leer comentario completo

THE VICAR OF SORROWS

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The prolific novelist and biographer, and well-known apostate from the Church of England, here records in fiction a similar loss of faith. More so than his previous novels (Daughters of Albion, etc ... Leer comentario completo

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Sección 1
22
Sección 2
47
Sección 3
67
Sección 4
73
Sección 5
93
Sección 6
106
Sección 7
111
Sección 8
120
Sección 13
189
Sección 14
205
Sección 15
206
Sección 16
236
Sección 17
268
Sección 18
272
Sección 19
311
Sección 20
313

Sección 9
141
Sección 10
157
Sección 11
165
Sección 12
173
Sección 21
328
Sección 22
374
Sección 23
378
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Acerca del autor (1995)

A. N. Wilson is the author of the acclaimed biographies Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis, Jesus, and Paul; God's Funeral, and several celebrated novels. He lives in London.

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