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  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141993942
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

In Youth is Pleasure




A gay classic coming-of-age novel and an unforgettable slice of British interwar upper-middle class life

Orvil Pym does not fit in. A waifish, eccentric, sensitive fifteen-year-old, he hates school and longs to be alone. Spending his Summer holidays in a genteel Surrey hotel with his mysterious father and two brothers who don't understand him, he explores ancient churches, spies on a man rowing in the river and collects antiques, escaping into his own singular aesthetic world. First published in 1945, this is an unforgettable portrayal of a young man's sensuous coming-of-age.

  • Published: 1 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141993942
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 192

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