A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours. Behind his British reserve, tides of grief, rage, and loneliness surgeā€”but what is revealed is a man who loves being alive despite all the everyday injustices. When Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man first appeared, it shocked many with its frank, sympathetic, and moving portrayal of a gay man in maturity. Isherwood's favorite of his own novels, it now stands as a classic lyric meditation on life as an outsider.

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The 2614th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
A Single Man Audio CD 3701234 $8.00 $3.95 2009
A Single Man Mass Market Paperback 1016806 $3.09
A Single Man Paperback 984402 $6.44 $0.25
A Single Man: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Hardcover 810956 $16.00 2019
A Single Man: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Kindle Edition 90738 2013
Un hombre soltero/ A Single Man (Spanish Edition) Paperback 16817158 $660.21 2006
By Christopher Isherwood - Single Man (1st Edition) (2/18/01) Paperback 88774 $13.42 $3.49 2001
A Single Man: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Paperback 35512 $5.00 $3.98 2013