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THE SHOOTING PARTY It is the autumn of 1913, & Sir Randolph Nettleby has assembled a brilliant array of guests at his Oxfordshire estate for the biggest shoot of the season. An army of servants & gamekeepers has rehearsed the intricate age-old ritual of the house & hunt. The gentlemen are falling into the prescribed mode of fellowship & good-humored sporting rivalry. The fashionable ladies are exchanging the latest gossip. Everything about this splendid weekend would seem a perfect affirmation of the privileges & certainties of Edwardian country life. And yet, as Isabel Colegate so elegantly dramatizes, it is not. The social & moral code of this set is under siege from within & without. Competition beyond the bounds of sportsmanship, revulsion at the slaughter of animals, anger at the inequities of class these & other forces are about to rise up & challenge the social peace, a peace that can hold only a brief while longer. ISBN: 1-58243-593-6 publish date: 06/30/2010
Binding Type: Softcover
ISBN: 1-58243-593-6
Author: Isabel Colegate

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