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Beyond the Glass (Virago Modern Classics)
Beyond the Glass - Virago Modern Classics Author:Antonia White The home in which Clara Batchelor has grown up after her expulsion from convent school has always formed a dangerous barrier between herself and the real world. She leaves it briefly for her marriage to Archie Hughes-Follett. Her return to it after the annulment of that marriage is disastrous. Once again she feels herself imprisoned behind a gla... more »ss wall of guilt and repression.
Then she escapes in a love affair so intense, so passionate and overwhelming, that her fragile sense of identity shatters.
First published in 1954, Beyond the Glass has been acclaimed as Antonia White's greatest novel. A brilliant portrayal of Clara Batchelor's descent into and triumphant recovery from madness, it completes the trilogy-sequel to Frost in May, beginning with The Lost Traveller and The Sugar House.
ISBN 0803706707 (this ISBN is listed by PBS as belonging to a different book).« less