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A Fearful Joy

(1949)
A novel by

 
"It is a very good novel. I think it may be a great novel... sensitivity to human relationships and a sense of form which we have missed since EM Forster grew silent."
News Chronicle

"Read this book. It is a fine example of the work of one of the best contemporary novelists."
C P Snow

"A bizarre love story... full of his best fun."
Daily Telegraph

"A marvellous writer."
Doris Lessing

Tabitha Baskett is seduced by an engaging scoundrel named Bonser who deserts her when she is pregnant.

She is taken under the wing of a businessman who is also a patron of the arts; and after his death, by a millionaire.

Finally she returns to Bonser who marries her.

In charting the life of Tabitha, Cary has written one of the most enchantingly comic and life-enhancing stories of modern fiction and a vivid history of the first half of the twentieth century.

    


Hardback Editions

April 1973 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-8371-6777-9 / 978-0-8371-6777-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Greenwood Press
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December 1952 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7181-0135-9 / 978-0-7181-0135-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-910670-16-2 / 978-1-910670-16-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-571-25410-1 / 978-0-571-25410-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 1990 : UK Paperback

Title: A Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7474-0689-8 / 978-0-7474-0689-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Cardinal Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Fearful Joy
Author(s): Joyce Cary
Publisher: Thistle Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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