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A Meeting by the River

(1967)
A novel by

 
 
Isherwood's final work of fiction - an epistolary novel that explores sexual identity and Eastern mysticism

After a long separation, two English brothers meet in India. Oliver, the idealistic younger brother, prepares to take his final vows as a Hindu monk. Patrick, a successful publisher with a wife and children in London and a male lover in California, has publicly admired his brother's convictions while privately criticizing his choices.
First published in 1967, A Meeting by the River delicately depicts the complexity of sibling relationships - the resentment and competitiveness as well as the love and respect. Ultimately, the brothers' exposure to each other's differences deepens their awareness of themselves. In A Meeting by the River, Christopher Isherwood dramatizes the conflict between sexuality and spirituality that inspired his late writings.

"The best prose writer in English." Gore Vidal

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1984 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-413-56300-6 / 978-0-413-56300-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
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June 1967 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-416-19050-2 / 978-0-416-19050-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Methuen & Co Ltd
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-374-53379-2 / 978-0-374-53379-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-09-956109-3 / 978-0-09-956109-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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November 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-8166-3368-1 / 978-0-8166-3368-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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November 1987 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-374-52076-3 / 978-0-374-52076-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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June 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-380-37945-7 / 978-0-380-37945-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Books
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February 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: A meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-417-05910-8 / 978-0-417-05910-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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July 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Meeting by the River
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
ISBN: 0-14-003182-0 / 978-0-14-003182-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Meeting by the River: A Novel (FSG Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Meeting by the River (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Christopher Isherwood
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK