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After the Rain

(1958)
A novel by

 
 
Beginning in the basement of Foyle's bookshop in the Charing Cross Road in London and moving to rainmaking in Texas, love in Chew Magna, a camp in the Mendips, a storm at sea, sharks, sunstroke, a giant squid and a fight to the death on a raft, "After the Rain" is an adventure story that will keep you gripped to the very last page. An exhilarating, brilliantly conceived, sharply intelligent and often-funny story it is a compassionate and well-imagined fable that makes a serious comment on the human situation and established John Bowen as a novelist of depth and skill, drawing comparisons with George Orwell and William Golding.

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Praise for this book

"A cataclysmic novel... as exciting as any deluge you can hope to find; but if you think deluges are too trivial, John Bowen has a surprise for you: his novel turns out to be satire of the first order." - Angus Wilson


Used availability for John Bowen's After the Rain

Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-24184-0 / 978-0-571-24184-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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January 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-586-02241-4 / 978-0-586-02241-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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January 1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-04781-5 / 978-0-571-04781-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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October 1972 : UK Paperback

Title: After the Rain: a Play in Three Acts
Author(s): John Bowen
ISBN: 0-571-08098-7 / 978-0-571-08098-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: After the Rain
Author(s): John Bowen
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA