The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
Publication Date: July 10, 2007
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G. B. Edwards labored in obscurity all his life and completed "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page" shortly before his death. Published posthumously, the book is a triumph
of the storyteller's art that conjures up the extraordinary voice of a living man.
"Imagine a weekend spent in deep conversation with a superb old man, a crusty, intelligent, passionate and individualistic character at the peak of his powers as a raconteur, and you will have a very good ideas of the impact of "The Book of Ebenezer Le Page."..It amuses, it entertains, it moves us..." -"The Washington Post"
"A true epic, as sexy as it is hilarious, it seems drenched with the harsh tidal beauties of its setting...For every person nearing retirement, every latent writer who hopes to leave his island and find the literary mainland, its author-quiet, self-sufficient, tidy Homeric-remains a patron saint." -Allan Gurganus, "O Magazine.
John Fowles (1926--2005) was born in Leigh-on-Sea, in the south-east of England, and educated at Oxford. His best-known novels are "The French Lieutenant's Woman" and "The Magus,"
John Fowles was born in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex, England, and won international recognition with his first novel, The Collector, in 1963. His many other bestselling novels include The Magus (1966), Daniel Martin (1977), and The French Lieutenant's Woman (1969), which was turned into an acclaimed film starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. John Fowles died in 2005.