At a glance:
- Author: Rumer Godden
- First Published: 1948
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Bildungsroman, Novel
- Subjects: Self-discovery, Pragmatism, Love or romance, 1940's, Religion, England or English people, Dancing or dancers, Ambition, Success or failure, Idealism
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
A Candle for St. Jude is a critically distinguished short novel praised at publication for its witty and compassionate characterization of two elder heroines, as well as for an intimate, behind-the-scenes rendering of the ballet. Like a group of lightly nostalgic British novels published in the aftermath of World War II, it focuses on a narrow but sparkling slice of humanity.
A Candle for St. Jude is a small story about art and continuity, tracing two days in the life of a small but accomplished ballet company. Told in the third person by an...
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