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Prisoner of Grace

(1978)
(The first book in the Second Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
The Prisoner of Grace is the first novel in the second trilogy, or triptych to use Cary's preferred term. The other two are Except the Lord and Not Honour More in that order. All three are reissued in Faber Finds. The central character, Chester Nimmo, is based on Lloyd George. Appropriately, he is a spellbinder. In his Reader's report for the original publisher, Michael Joseph, the literary critic, Walter Allen considered the 'recreation of the very feel of political passions between 1900 and 1914' was 'brilliant' - 'the period, politically, is completely captured in all its intensity.' He ended by saying 'As a state of a politician in action it is quite superb; one feels at the end that here, almost for the first time, is the truth about the politician, the man for whom politics is a way of life in the same dedicated sense as for the artist art may be a way of life, or religion for a priest ... I think Prisoner of Grace is a great feat of imagination.'

 
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Hardback Editions

December 1954 : UK Hardback
Title: Prisoner of Grace
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-7181-0301-7 / 978-0-7181-0301-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd
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June 1940 : USA Hardback
Title: Prisoner of Grace
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-88411-313-2 / 978-0-88411-313-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Prisoner of Grace: Being the Life, Wit and Humour of Sydney Smith (Second Trilogy)
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-571-25271-0 / 978-0-571-25271-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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October 2000 : UK Paperback
Title: Prisoner of Grace
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 1-84232-039-4 / 978-1-84232-039-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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September 1985 : USA Paperback
Title: Prisoner of Grace
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-8112-0964-4 / 978-0-8112-0964-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
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1978 : USA Paperback
Title: Title: Prisoner of grace A novel
Author(s): Joyce Cary
ISBN: 0-89244-072-4 / 978-0-89244-072-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Queens House
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