At a glance:
- Author: A. N. Wilson
- First Published: 1998
- Type of Work: Novel
- Time of Work: 1970’s-1990’s
- Setting: London, New York, and Philadelphia
- Characters: Oliver Gold, Janet Rose, Michal Rose, Roberta (“Bobs”) O’Hara, Catherine Cuffe, Lotte, Margot Reisz, Camilla Baynes, Rosalie Baynes
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism
- Subjects: Parents and children, Philosophy or philosophers, Love or romance, Sex or sexuality, Abused persons, Friendship, Child abuse
- Locales: New York, Philadelphia, PA, London, England
In the middle of the 1970’s, Oliver Gold found himself in an enviable position. He possessed a first-class university degree. He became a successful barrister, but when he wanted to return to academic life, his old college gave him a fellowship. Soon he turned philosopher. Although he was not a bloodless and analytic positivist, he maintained that moral laws were only useful assumptions made at a particular time in history. After he wrote a book that made him famous and fashionable, he was often asked to take part in intellectual discussions on the radio.
Then, in a radio...
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