Time of Hope is the third in the Strangers and Brothers series and tells the story of Lewis Eliot's early life. As a child he is faced with his father's bankruptcy. As a young man, he finds his career at the Bar hindered by a neurotic wife. Separation from her is impossible however.Time of Hope is the third in the Strangers and Brothers series and tells the story of Lewis Eliot's early life. As a child he is faced with his father's bankruptcy. As a young man, he finds his career at the Bar hindered by a neurotic wife. Separation from her is impossible however.Read Less
I have been thinking for a while how to describe this book and the series, which are the most erudite and creative set of novels i have ever read. the bottom line is, if you were to pick out, say, ten moments in your life and then realistically assess what was important to you, where you were, where you were going, and what you thought of yourself and others, including your (probably)one meaningful friend, your wife, your other acquaintances, and your i nterests and pleasures, your current level of sopghistication, and you were one of those few who had a life of accomplishments worth describing in book form, this is what you would would end up with. The stories are fascinating, and often based on ancient or modern fact or fiction. Again, each novel, beginning with this one, reflects the level of erudition and sophistication of the protagonist, so there is a definite progression of sophistication and insight, evidenced in the writing style, so that if you compare Time of Hope to say, Corridors of Power, you can, in the very writing style, see an obvious evolution of character in the protagonist. The first incident described in Time and Hope, amazingly enough, becomes a motif, and in fact may not even have been what it appears to be. All in all, an incredible beginning to an incredible series.
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