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"Things As They Are" by Paul Horgan is the story of the illusions of childhood--and how those illusions invariably shatter as we grow up. Young ...Show synopsis"Things As They Are" by Paul Horgan is the story of the illusions of childhood--and how those illusions invariably shatter as we grow up. Young Richard lives in a comforting world of dreams, but as he gets older he sees things as they "really" are: the casual brutality of schoolboys, the faithlessness of adults, the silence of God, the cruelty in his own heart. Fortunately, as reality settles in, Richard learns that hope is "also" part of things as they are.Hide synopsis
Things as They Are (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Hardcover (1964)
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Hardcover, Farrar Straus Giroux 1964
ISBN: 0374274762 ISBN-13: 9780374274764
"Things As They Are "is a novel about a boy's transition from the state of innocence to knowledge. "Things As They Are "is a novel about a boy's transition from the state of innocence to knowledge.Hide
Description:Later printing. Endpapers and foredges very slightly foxed else...Later printing. Endpapers and foredges very slightly foxed else fine in fine dustwrapper. The third "Richard" novel, about a boy growing up in an American Eden and the way that tragedy intervenes. Inscribed by the author to biographer and scholar Leon Edel: "Leon, Richard 1, 2, 3-devotedly from Paul 1977."
Description:Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0374274762. The tale of a boy...Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0374274762. The tale of a boy growing up. This classic work is semi-autobiographical. The jacket shows a boy looking out a window with an anxious expression. The jacket has a few tiny chips and slight stressing, now protected with acid-free polyester sleeve. Pages bright and clean, crisp, tight, book appears unread. An extremely attractive copy. : 8vo 8"-9" tall.
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