An Aspidistra in Babylon

An Aspidistra in Babylon

First published in 1960, this collection of four novellas continue Bates's sensitive, often witty, explorations of unhappy love.

The title story, 'An Aspidistra in Babylon', is a reminiscence of a girl's loss of innocence. Christine, who describes herself at eighteen as 'dull as one of the aspidistras that cluttered up ... our little boarding house' is seduced by the forty-year-old Captain Blaine, who charms her imagination with stories of a life on the Continent.… (more)

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (August 02, 2016)

Collection: Bloomsbury Reader

Page count: 240 pages

Language: English


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