The Voice of Truth: A Reading of The Absentee

  • Brian Hollingworth


When Ennui and the other stories in the first series of ‘Tales of Fashionable Life’ were published, the second series had already been planned1. Two of the stories — Vivian and Emilie de Coulanges — were already written, yet it was almost three years before the second series was actually published. The Absentee made up the trilogy: its place there was a hurried addition after the manuscript had been subjected to some interesting major changes.


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© Brian Hollingworth 1997

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