By Edna O'Brien
Eschewing her stale lifestyles in London, one lady embarks on a trip of independence and sexual liberation at the French Riviera
Separated from her husband, and along with her younger son away on a camping out journey, Ellen comes to a decision to escape her lonely London domestic, naively pursuing “a jaunt into iniquity” alongside France’s Mediterranean coast. yet will she locate the get away she longs for, or the entrapment she so deeply fears?
In August Is a depraved Month, Edna O’Brien’s lyric, languid prose creates a personality instantly traditional and mythic, suffering to forge her personal course no longer as a spouse, mom, mistress, or lover—but as easily, veritably herself.
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Listen to the lad! ” At this all laughed aloud, and one said, “Well boasted, thou fair infant, well boasted! ” At this Robin grew right mad. “Hark ye,” said he; “yonder, at the glade’s end, I see a herd of deer, even more than threescore rods distant. ” cried he who had spoken first. “And here are twenty marks. ” Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow, and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose-feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.
Straight flew the arrow, and so true that it lit fairly upon the stranger’s shaft and split it into splinters. Then all the yeomen leaped to their feet and shouted for joy that their master had shot so well. “Now by the lusty yew bow of good Saint Withold,” cried the stranger, “that is a shot indeed, and never saw I the like in all my life before! Now truly will I be thy man henceforth and for aye. ” “Then have I gained a right good man this day,” quoth jolly Robin. ” “Men call me John Little whence I came,” answered the stranger.
I. - Robin Hood and Allan a Dale. II. - Robin seeketh the Curtal Friar of the Fountain. III. - Robin Hood compasseth the Marriage of Two True Lovers. PART FIFTH. I. - Robin Hood aideth a Sorrowful Knight. II. - How Sir Richard of the Lea paid his Debts to Emmet. PART SIXTH. I. - Little John turns Barefoot Friar. II. - Robin Hood turns Beggar. PART SEVENTH. I. - Robin and Three of his Merry Men shoot before Queen Eleanor in Finsbury Fields. II. - The Chase of Robin Hood. PART EIGHTH. I. - Robin Hood and Guy of Gisbourne.
August Is a Wicked Month: A Novel by Edna O'Brien