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While England sleeps, David Leavitt

Label
While England sleeps
Title
While England sleeps
Statement of responsibility
David Leavitt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set against the rise of fascism in 1930s Europe, While England Sleeps tells the story of a love affair between Brian Botsford, an upper-class young writer, and Edward Phelan, an idealistic, self-educated employee of the London Underground and a Communist Party member. Though by far the better educated of the two, Brian is also more callow, convinced that his homosexuality is something he will outgrow. Edward, on the other hand, possesses "an unproblematic capacity to accept" both Brian and the unorthodox nature of their love for each other - until one day, at the urging of his wealthy aunt Constance, Brian agrees to be set up with a "suitable" young woman named Philippa Archibald... and soon enough Edward is pushed to the point of crisis. Fleeing, he volunteers to fight Franco in Spain, where he ends up in prison. And Brian, responsible for Edward's plight, must pursue him across Europe, and into the violent chaos of war."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leavitt, David
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E2618
LC item number
W47 1995
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Gay men
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Spain
Label
While England sleeps, David Leavitt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32819103
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780395759370
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
95030964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy 2 forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Label
While England sleeps, David Leavitt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
32819103
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
New ed..
Extent
xiv, 284 pages
Isbn
9780395759370
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
95030964
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy 2 forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.

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