Anna Kavan is now regarded as one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. An early novel, A Charmed Circle foreshadows her later development. It is the story of a family marooned in a country house near an ugly, expanding manufacturing town of the 1920s. The atmosphere of the house is heavy with repression, hostility and revolt, and is darkened by the sinister influence of the father, whose warped nature dominates the lives of his wife, daughters and son. The struggles of the young people to escape from this ...

A Charmed Circle 2000, Peter Owen Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780720609288


A Charmed Circle 1995, Peter Owen Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780720609417

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