Prelude to a certain midnight by Gerald Kersh

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .

Written in English

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Statement[by] Gerald Kersh.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ3.K473 Pr, PR6021.E743 Pr
The Physical Object
Pagination249 p.
Number of Pages249
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6512351M
LC Control Number47004017
OCLC/WorldCa3210662

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The novel is (mainly) set in the London of or 4/5. Night and the City, Kersh's best known novel, is indeed a trip through hell -- but only an upper ring, compared to the depths he enters in Prelude to a Certain Midnight.

This book anticipates writers such as Hubert Selby in the examination of evil; its characters are very well drawn, the crime itself is hideous but mostly kept off the page, the /5(4).

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Prelude to a Certain Midnight is a like a core sample taken through inter-war Soho. According to the back of my Penguin edition, Gerald Kersh worked as a ‘travelling salesman, all-in-wrestler, night-club proprietor, cinema manager, banker’s assistant, manual labourer, bodyguard, bookmaker’s clerk, debt collector, and barman’.

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