The new life : a novel /

Crewe, Tom, 1989-

The new life : a novel / Tom Crewe. - First Scribner hardcover edition. - New York, NY : Scribner, 2023. - 390 pages ; 24 cm

"In the summer of 1894, John Addington and Henry Ellis begin writing a book arguing that what they call 'inversion,' or homosexuality, is a natural, harmless variation of human sexuality. Though they have never met, John and Henry both live in London with their wives, Catherine and Edith, and in each marriage there is a third party: John has a lover, a working class man named Frank, and Edith spends almost as much time with her friend Angelica as she does with Henry. John and Catherine have three grown daughters and a long, settled marriage, over the course of which Catherine has tried to accept her husband's sexuality and her own role in life; Henry and Edith's marriage is intended to be a revolution in itself, an intellectual partnership that dismantles the traditional understanding of what matrimony means. Shortly before the book is to be published, Oscar Wilde is arrested. John and Henry must decide whether to go on, risking social ostracism and imprisonment, or to give up the project for their own safety and the safety of the people they love. Is this the right moment to advance their cause? Is publishing bravery or foolishness? And what price is too high to pay for a new way of living?"--

9781668000830 1668000830

2023289108


1800-1899


Gays--Fiction.
Gay men--Fiction.
Authors--Fiction.
Sexual minorities--Fiction.
Marriage--Fiction.
Homosexuality--Fiction.
Homosexuality--Fiction.
FICTION / LGBTQ+.
FICTION / Historical.
FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce.
Authors.
Gay men.
Gays.
Homosexuality.
Manners and customs.
Marriage.
Sexual minorities.
LGBTQ+--Fiction.


London (England)--Social life and customs--19th century.
England--London.


Historical fiction.
Gay fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Fiction.
Gay fiction.
Historical fiction.
Novels.
Love stories.
Gay fiction.
Historical fiction.
Gay fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Novels.
Fiction.

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