Fiction Books:

Affair of Honor

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Affair of Honor

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

An Affair of Honor by Richard Marius
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

Charles Alexander, a young man groomed from birth by his mother to be a Baptist minister, accidentally witnesses the murders. The killer is Hope Kirby, World War II hero, member of a large mountain clan of farmers, who has discovered his wife's infidelity. Although Kirby's code of honor requires that he exact vengeance, it won't allow him to kill an innocent bystander, so Charles goes free, promising not to tell what he's seen. But Charles does tell, and we watch, fascinated, as a trial, an appeal, and a new terror unleashed on the countryside draw the entire county into the action. An Affair of Honor is the story of a crime - a crime with so many unforeseeable repercussions and nuances that it will take five decades to untangle. It is the story of a society's transformation at mid-century, the transformation on every level - spiritual, sexual, racial and political. For the scope of the narrative and the power of the prose, this great novel may be compared with Faulkner and Dostoevsky.

Author Biography

Richard Marius was born and grew up on a farm in East Tennessee. He headed the Expository Writing Program at Harvard from 1978 to 1998. An Affair of Honor is the third of a loose trilogy set in fictional Bourbon County, Tennessee, the first two volumes being The Coming of Rain and After the War. He is also the author of a fourth novel, Bound for the Promised Land; two major biographies, Thomas More and Martin Luther; and a style book, The Writer's Companion. He died in 1999.
Release date NZ
November 7th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
The Harvill Press
Pages
608
ISBN-13
9781843430087
Product ID
1647932

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 295 Banana Points