Young Entry

Young Entry by M.J. Farrell (Molly Keane). 1989 Virago Modern Classics reprint (c/r 1928), 320 pages. According to her obituary in the Independent: "Molly Keane had an unusual place in contemporary literature, in writing very good plays and novels under two entirely separate identities at different times of her life. She was a leading playwright in the 1930s ... and she was an interesting novelist. But all the time she wrote under the pseudonym of "M.J. Farrell" and few outside her close circle knew who she really was. Then personal tragedy intervened, she stopped writing and it was many years until, in 1981, the novel Good Behaviour was published under her own name, caused a sensation and just missed the Booker Prize. She became a celebrity both in Britain and in her home- country, Ireland." Young Entry was her second book.

Condition: VG used condition

"This blessed day was still two years distant on the afternoon upon which Prudence wore her Cousin Oliver's jodhpurs at a tennis party---a party given by people whom she knew her cousins listed among the 'impossibles' of the neighborhood; and imposed her wiles on the long-suffering and indulgent Mr. Bennet."

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