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Hemlock and After

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Originally published  1952
Genre  Fiction
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Author  Angus Wilson
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Hemlock and After is a 1952 novel by British writer Angus Wilson; it was his first published novel after a series of short stories. The novel offers a candid portrayal of gay life in post-World War II England.

Contents

Plot introduction

Bernard Sands, a prominent writer who has been given financial aid to start a writer's colony at Vardon Hall, faces a failing marriage, attempts to come to grips with his homosexuality and lives next door to a procuress for pedophiles.

Characters in Hemlock and After

  • Bernard Sands, the protagonist; a homosexual.
  • Ella, Bernard's wife.
  • Elizabeth, the Sands's daughter.
  • James, the Sands's son.
  • Charles, a friend of Bernard's; a senior civil servant.
  • Mrs Curry, the Sands's neighbour; a procuress for pedophiles.
  • Hubert Rose, an architect and a pedophile.
  • Trivia

    The novel was written in only four weeks.

    References

    Hemlock and After Wikipedia


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