|Title:||Hurry on Down|
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|Publisher:||Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd; First Edition edition (May 15, 1978)|
Hurry on Down (1953), his first novel, ushered in a new type of English fiction and paved the way for many later classics, including Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim (1954) and John Braine’s Room at the Top (1957). John Wain was born in 1925 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He attended St John’s College, Oxford, earning a BA in 1946 and an MA in 1950. A prolific author and man of letters, Wain wrote poetry, novels, criticism, and biographies during a writing career that spanned more than forty years.
A great fund of comic invention . For the most part, the novel has been lucidly strung together, and save for a slow, wordy beginning it is only once in a while that it loses momentum, showing signs of being the authors first major work.
The e-book makes an intensive study of John Wain as an English novelist in the larger perspective of contemporary period. Let it be remembered at the outset that there are writers like Dryden and Flaubert of whom it can be said that the excitement that generates their work is partly a critical excitement. This is true of John Wain as well. In fact, critical awareness was in his grain, and he was acutely aware of it very early in life. So, Wain's desire to be a 'critical writer' was shadowed when he was twelve or so.
Hurry on Down Short Biography John Barrington Wain was born on 14th March 1925 in Staffordshire England. Wain went to St. John´s College in Oxford. He seems to have married in 1947, since . Lewis wrote a poem for his wedding in June of that year. He was an English novelist, poet and critic associated with the literary group The Movement. John Wain´ s first novel was Hurry on Down in 1953. The idea for the novel can be led back to a very early period. When John Wain was nine, one afternoon he was walking back to school from his grand-parent's house. It was a cold, leaden afternoon, with snow lying in dirty heaps. Some high school boys, six or eight in number, came in sight and were walking slightly to one side of John Wain.
Young Men, although this association is largely misrepresentative of his fiction. There is a certain amount of annoyance with conventional society in Hurry On Down, but this is never given the left-wing political or ideological direction that was assumed by later Angry writers such as Osborne and Sillitoe. The main protagonist, Charles Lumley, has a broadly anti-establishment outlook, eschews identification with any social or political group, and endeavours to pursue an individualistic resistance to all forms of collective activity.
John Wain’s first novel, published in 1953, which has been called the first appearance of the Angry Young Man as hero. Charles Lumley has finished University, which has left him totally unsuited for any job he would want to take, and he has split from the woman he has been in love with since they were at school. He takes on any number of jobs as his whims and circumstances dictate : window cleaner, comedy scriptwriter, delivery driver, hospital porter. Through a picaresque chain of accidents he comes to terms with his own feelings and the girl that he has set his heart on, even.
Hurry on get this book - a splendid read! By Thriftbooks. com User, December 4, 2003. John Wain's literary excellence lies in his simple style of writing. Hurry on Down is a study of disaffected youth in 1950's Britain.
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John Wain's literary excellence lies in his simple style of writing. This is the world of mugs of tea, Woodbine Cigarettes, rainy streets, fog and smog, a country that appeared to exist in continuous monochrome and the enigmatic pre-decimal coinage, even the book jacket proclaims that it cost "2/6" (two shillings and sixpence). At the centre of the book is Charles Lumley
I think Wain is attempting a full-blooded picaresque, but doesn't really manage to sustain it. He certainly uses all the furniture, including increasingly unlikely co-incidences where old acquaintances keep turning up to to send our hero spinning off in a different direction as he continues his spiral from Middle Class graduate to down-and-out. Charles Lumley is as unattractive character as you could want to meet, his sense of his own superiority to his origins, and his fatuous rejection of them, are nothing to his all-round loathing for everyone fellow beings