Harriet Hume by Rebecca West
A London Fantasy (Virago Modern Classics)

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West’s modern fairy tale—now available as an ebook
In this London fantasy, West transports her reader with a tale of the troubling polarities of mind and spirit, male and female
Harriet Hume’s unchanging beauty and commitment to her art stand in stark contrast to Arnold Condorex’s more worldly goals. After a romantic tryst, she discovers that she can read his mind, but Arnold, with his sights set on moving up in the world, quickly parts from the mysterious lady. As they encounter each other over the years, Harriet’s intuitive powers continue to unsettle Arnold, opening his eyes to the darker elements of his political and financial aspirations, even as he remains drawn to her. Beautifully drawn and filled with magical touches, West’s fantasy explores innate and learned gender roles, as her characters uncover the mystery surrounding their otherworldly connection.

 

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Published December 21, 2010 by Open Road Media. 166 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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