The Feast of Lupercal by Brian Moore. 1st Edition, Hardback + DustJacket, Andre Deutsch, 1958.
The Feast of Lupercal, while presenting a fascinating character study, is also a blistering indictment against the religious and sociological forces that shaped Brian Moore’s own adolescence in Northern Ireland. Ardath College is a thinly veiled stand-in for St Malachy’s College, which Moore attended and the novel viciously exposes how this stringent religious education led to an impeding of the development of the masculine identity.
Condition excellent. Hardback blue linen cover with gold lettering on the spine. Dust Jacket in pristine condition.