The Beginning of Spring (Paperback)

By Penelope Fitzgerald

Mariner Books, 9780395908716, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 1998



Frank Reid is a struggling printer in Moscow. On the eve of the Revolution, his wife returns to her native England, leaving him to raise their three young children alone. How does a reasonable man like Frank cope? Should he listen to the Tolstoyan advice of his bookkeeper? And should he, in his wife's absence, resist his desire for his lovely Russian housemaid? How can anyone know how to live the right life?

Praise For The Beginning of Spring

"Bewitching." Boston Globe