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by John Braine
Life at the Top book. In John Braine's remarkable first novel, Room at the Top (1957), he introduced readers to Joe Lampton, a ruthlessly ambitious young working-class man determined to reach the top at any cost.
Life at the Top book. The book became a defining novel of the decade, selling over a million copies and being adapted for an Oscar-winning film.
Room at the top. 1. I came to Warley on a wet September morning with the sky the grey of Guiseley sandstone. Instead I was going to the Top, into a world that even from my first brief glimpses filled me with excitement: big houses with drives and orchards and manicured hedges, a preparatory school to which the boys would soon return from adventures in Brittany and Brazil and India or at the very least an old castle in Cornwall, expensive cars - Bentleys, Lagondas, Daimlers
At the top. This is a daringly honest portrait of an angry. young man on the make. and released through Continental Distributing Inc. A Signet Book Complete and Unabridged.
At the top. LOVE or MONEY? In one of the most remarkable novels to be. published in years, John Braine bares the. emotions, thoughts and strategy of a schem-. ing yet vulnerable go-getter.
Condition: Used: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Life At The Top is the third novel by the English author John Braine, first published in the UK by Eyre & Spottiswoode and in the US by Houghton Mifflin & Co. in 1962. It continues the story of the life and difficulties of Joe Lampton, an ambitious young man of humble origins. A 1965 film adaptation of the novel was made starring Laurence Harvey.
John Braine was born in the Westgate area of central Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. His 1974 book Writing a Novel was a guide for aspiring novelists
John Braine was born in the Westgate area of central Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. The family later moved to the suburb of Thackley on the northern edge of the city. He wrote several more novels, including Life at the Top, a sequel to Room at the Top. His 1968 novel The Crying Game is set in London and captures some of the atmosphere of the 'Swinging Sixties'. His 1974 book Writing a Novel was a guide for aspiring novelists. Braine was mildly left-wing in his youth, but like his contemporaries (and fellow "angry young men") Amis and John Wain, he later moved to the political right, and supported America's involvement in the Vietnam War.
It deserves its success. It is very far from being a mere frivolous bestseller. In Life at the Top (1962), we meet Joe again ten years later, after he has gotten everything he thought he wanted: an upper-class wife, a nice house, a sports car, two children, and a job at the premier firm in town. But despite all his material possessions, Joe's life is strangely empty. His boss treats him with disrespect, his son despises him, and his wife is having an affair.
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After recently re-reading John Braine's Room at the Top, I went On Chesil Beach, courtesy of Ian McEwan
After recently re-reading John Braine's Room at the Top, I went On Chesil Beach, courtesy of Ian McEwan. Without doubt the latter is a masterpiece, whereas the former seems to be a little too reliant on its contemporary setting, its social mores, its finely tuned appreciation of social class to be considered more than "of its time".
Этот роман Брэйна вызвал немало споров: одни превозносили его до небес, другие недоумевающе пожимали плечами. О достоинствах и недостатках данной книги сможет, прочитав ее, самостоятельно судить наш читатель. Одно бесспорно: писатель сумел ярко, темпераментно и, прямо скажем, зло показать этакого современного Растиньяка, Жюльена Сореля или Жоржа Дюруа - честолюбца и карьериста середины ХХ века, личность характерную, если не сказать типичную, не только для современной Англии, но и для всехдругих стран, где царит его величество денежный мешок.