The oracle at Stoneleigh Court

by Peter Taylor

Publisher: Sceptre in London

Written in English
Published: Pages: 323 Downloads: 382
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Edition Notes

Originally published, Chatto & Windus, 1993.

StatementPeter Taylor.
The Physical Object
Pagination323p. ;
Number of Pages323
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15009556M
ISBN 100340609087

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Wraiths, ghosts, and visitations play through and aerate some of the ten stories and three one-act plays here. They're paranormal influences that serve mostly to apply the brakes to characters who- -as usual in Taylor's sneaky comedics&#;do the right thing for the wrong reasons and the wrong for the right.

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The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court. I Mrs. Augusta St. John-Jones was now seventy-five years old and had lived in Washington for nearly half a century. She was the longtime widow of a Tennessee congressman who had in fact died of a heart attack while midway through his maiden speech on the floor of the House.

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The later stories, of which “The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court” is a very late one, seem to share with other late-life work like Beethoven’s last quartets or Rembrandt’s final self-portraits, a loosening of the reins and a more concentrated and darker focus.

What is smoothly reached through narrative in. In “The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court,” the narrator has been a sergeant during the Second World War who finagled a temporary assignment in Washington in order to be near a “fantastically good-looking girl” named Lila Montgomery, whom he met at a USO dance in Tennessee.

Taylor (The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court,etc.) has written a novel that reads like a stream-of-conscious autobiography, sprinkled with wonderful moments but without the sustaining power fiction requires to propel it.

``In the Tennessee country of my forebears it was not uncommon for a man of good character suddenly to disappear,'' begins Nat Longfort, the elderly narrator. Peter Oracle of Stoneleigh Court.

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