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Morlais (Hardcover) (Alun Lewis)

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Morlais is Alun Lewis’s unpublished novel from the late 1930s. The Lawrentian story of a young boy growing up in the poverty stricken industrial valleys of south Wales, it is also reflects Lewis’ own experiences, particularly his search for self knowledge and his conviction that he would be a writer. Miner’s son Morlais Jenkins is already being educated away from his background at grammar school when he is adopted, on the death of her own son, by the wife of the local local colliery owner. Morlais’ parents recognize the opportunity for their son to make a better future, but they must all pay a great price. Stifled by middle class life, his adoptive mother recognizes that Morlais will be a poet and encourages him to be neither working class or middle class, but true to his talent. Full of vivid descriptive passages of life in the fictional mining valley, and centred on the conflicted character of Morlais and the decisions he faces over his two families, his two social backgrounds, and his desire to be a poet, the novel is an enthralling journey through the life of a young boy becoming a young man. Alun Lewis (1915-1944) was the outstanding writer of World War II andMorlais, written in his mid twenties, is an early indication of the talented writer he would become just five years later.
Number of Pages: 263
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Alun Lewis
Language: English
Street Date: April 1, 2016
TCIN: 51137348
UPC: 9781781722800
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3069
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