Herself Surprised

By Joyce Cary; Brad Leithauser (Introduction by)
(NYRB Classics, Paperback, 9780940322172, 300pp.)

Publication Date: October 31, 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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Herself Surprised, the first volume of Joyce Cary's remarkable First Trilogy, introduces Sara Monday, a woman at once dissolute and devout, passionate and sly. With no regrets, Sara reviews her changing fortunes, remembering the drudgery of domestic servitude, the pleasures of playing the great lady in a small provincial town, and the splendors and miseries of life as the model, muse, and mistress of the painter Gulley Jimson.

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