Richard Temple

By: O'Brian, Patrick

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Only slight wear, remainder mark bottom page edges; DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. A bright solid, book. This is the 1st British edition. ; 1.1 x 8.43 x 5.59 Inches; 250 pages; This is the story of Richard Temple - prisoner of war, sometime adventurer, lover and artist - told with insight, empathy and drama by one of the world's master storytellers.Captive in a brutal German prison towards the end of World War II, Richard Temple has been stripped of everything that once defined him: pride, courage, his very identity have all been surrendered in a desperate bid to protect his secrets from the Nazis.But with the real Richard Temple suppressed to the point of near-extinction, a sudden respite in his torture allows him a moment of rare release, when he can lower his guard and remember who he is. Huddled in his cell, too badly beaten to move, the action of the novel takes place in the Richard’s mind as he retraces a convoluted course from an unhappy childhood, through a vague and uncertain adolescence to a complex, compromised adulthood, shot through with artistic sensibility and the myriad impulses that make a man.

Title: Richard Temple

Author Name: O'Brian, Patrick

Illustrator: Illustrated by Brian Sanders jacket art

Categories: Historical, British Fiction, Military,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: London, Harpercollins: 2005

ISBN Number: 0007214987

ISBN Number 13: 9780007214983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 11631

Keywords: Literature & Fiction WWII POW O'Brian, Patrick