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The Hand-Reared Boy

The Hand-Reared Boy

by Brian W. Aldiss

Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson

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Longlisted for the Lost Man Booker Prize, The Hand-Reared Boy was the first literary novel to honestly, and explicitly, explore the sexual awakening of a young man.

Quite shocking when first published in 1970, it is now considered a classic.

It is the first book in the Horatio Stubbs Trilogy.

Brian says: “Young Horatio Stubbs suffers the pangs of adolescence, but is weaned from the pleasures of masturbation by the delights offered by his school’s nursing sister, who is not all she seems. The novel became a great scandal in England, where it was rejected by thirteen publishers, and caused a lawsuit – as a result of which it became a bestseller.”

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About the Author

Brian W. Aldiss

Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999.

Brian Aldiss died on August 19, 2017, just after celebrating his 92nd birthday with his family and closest friends.

  • Professionally Packed

    All of our books that have a dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

  • Book Condition & Notes

    Good first edition, in good unclipped dust jacket. Some yellowing and marks on edges. This book is located in our Brighton store, and may take longer for delivery.

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