London: Victor Gollancz, 1988. Lucian Freud (cover illustration, detail of 'Interior with plant, reflection listening (self portrait)'. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Used - Fine. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Clean, unmarked, tight copy 15.5 x 23.5 cm. 283 pp. / Very Good. Small closed tear at fold of rear flap, repaired. Some creasing to top of rear cover. Item #10627
Spanning fifty years and three continents – from pre-war Suffolk, to the Far East in the 1940s, to Oxford and America in the present day – Forgotten Life is a novel of immense scope, encompassing comedy and tragedy, joy and grief, as its three main characters try to work out the most difficult problem of all – the meaning of their own lives.
This major contemporary novel is the most profound and extraordinary work yet from the prolific and inventive Brian Aldiss.