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The Gate of Eden

The Gate of Eden

(The first book in the Gate series)
A novel by

In every life there are certain crucial moments. . . We are unable to alter or avoid them but, nonetheless, as they occur we recognize in them a turning point, a stepping stone "-a view beyond the gate of Eden. William Corlett's love story illuminates a year in the lives of young man, a young woman and a mysterious old bachelor who has been ( and for the young man, still is ) a teacher. " Chance events that we assign to luck or to fate or to destiny " lead the young man, one afternoon, to do a kind of killing. The novelist's style is cinematic: long shots of English seaside coast, moor and woodland; quick cuts, echoes the superimpositions; flashes of apt dialogue that are often outrageously funny, more often cryptic tense. His vision-of middle class family life, friendship and the betrayal, and of people on trial in the courts conscience-is vividly clear and humane. His heart is in his stories every moment.

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Hardback Editions

December 1975 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The gate of Eden
Author(s): William Corlett
ISBN: 0-87888-090-9 / 978-0-87888-090-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bradbury Press
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August 1974 : UK Hardback
Title: Gate of Eden
Author(s): William Corlett
ISBN: 0-241-89065-9 / 978-0-241-89065-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Gate of Eden
Author(s): William Corlett
ISBN: 0-86203-079-X / 978-0-86203-079-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Julia MacRae
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October 1979 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Gate of Eden
Author(s): William Corlett
ISBN: 0-7088-1639-8 / 978-0-7088-1639-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Publications
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December 1977 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Gate of Eden (Topliners)
Author(s): William Corlett
ISBN: 0-333-21392-0 / 978-0-333-21392-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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