The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton

A welcome reissue of one of Patrick Hamilton's best, with an introduction by Doris Lessing. The Slaves of Solitude is set in a wartime boarding house in a small town on the Thames. The Rosamund Tea Rooms is an oppressive place, as grey and lonely as its residents. For Miss Roach, slave of her task-master, solitude, a window of opportunity is suddenly presented by the appearance of a charismatic American Lieutenant. His arrival brings change to the precarious society of the house and ultimately, to Miss Roach herself.

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The 907th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 45th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
  2. - 100 Novels That Shaped Our World (BBC)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Slaves of Solitude (20th Century Classics) Paperback 5696367 $108.56 $3.00 1984
The Slaves of Solitude (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 5119246 $4.66 1999
The Slaves of Solitude Hardcover 4018429 $770.92 $88.85 1972
Slaves of Solitude Paperback 8308987 $1,607.63 $1.99 1991
The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics) Paperback 144867 $8.00 $8.00 2007
Slaves of solitude Hardcover 7162878 $95.46
The Slaves of Solitude Paperback 5649037 $7.55 $0.89 2006
The Slaves of Solitude (New York Review Books Classics) Kindle Edition 485053 $9.99 2013