Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

ISBN-10: 1590172566

ISBN-13: 9781590172568

Edition: 2008

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Before his death in 1962, Patrick Hamilton was equally known as a novelist and as a playwright. Today he's mostly remembered for his plays "Rope" and "Gaslight" (and the movie adaptations of them). While Hamilton's novels could not be described as thrillers, they share with the plays their author's great skill at building suspense, turning his stories of marginalized Londoners into page-turners and earning him the admiration of contemporary novelists like David Lodge and Sarah Waters. In "Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky," barmaid Ella nurses a silent passion for fellow-waiter Bob; Bob is infatuated with a prostitute named Jenny; and the unctuous Mr. Eccles has designs on Ella. A pub in a run-down section of prewar London is at the center of this three-part drama of three lonely people whose lives are set on irrevocable paths of tragedy by poverty, greed, and-above all-the undeniable need for love. Hamilton is remarkably attuned to the subtleties of desire and disdain as he details Bob's descent into obsession, Jenny's fall from innocent housemaid to jaded manipulator, and Ella's dignified struggles to overcome her mean circumstances. Each of these stories enhances the complexity and richness of the others and shows that, for Hamilton, life presents no villains, no heroes, only humans engaged in the common and never-ending struggle for fulfillment.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 2/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

NAME: Clement David Obadiah Williams NICKNAME: Bouncin' DATE OF BIRTH: August 13, 1948 PLACE OF BIRTH: Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. NATIONALITY: Kittitian MARITAL STATUS: Married (Wife- Cynthia Veronica Williams nee Cotton). CHILDREN: 1 Son (Engineer) and 1 Daughter (Lawyer) CAREERE HIGHLIGHTS • Teacher - High School and College for 27 years(Mathematics and Chemistry) • Curriculum Development Officer for 8 years(Science and Technology) • Examiner in Chemistry – Caribbean Examination Council (1984 – 1994) • Construction Management ( Lennox Warner and Partners LTD) • Real Estate and Property Management • Managing Director – Chariot Tours and Taxi Services LTD. • Founder and Artistic Director of THE NATIONAL PLAYERS THEATRE MOVEMENT • Playwright • Author EDUCATION • Mrs. White Pre-School (1951 – 55) • Basseterre Boy's School(19 56 – 60) • Basseterre Senior School (1961) • St. Kitts Nevis Grammar School (1962 – 67) • Basseterre High School (1967 – 68) • University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus Barbados (19 70 – 74 B.Sc. Natural Sciences). • University of Reading, Reading, UK( 19 83 – 84 M. Sc Chemical Education) AWARDS • National Independence award for Education and Culture – 1995 • Ministry of Education Plaque for Dedicated Services in the field of Education (2005) • Ministry of Education Medal of Distinction for distinguished service in Education (2006). • St. Kitts Teachers Union Plaque in recognition for an outstanding career in Education (2005). • Curriculum Development Unit/Teacher Resource Center Plaque for a sterling contribution to Education in St. Kitts and to service to the CDU/TRC.

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