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A Week in Literary History

December 7th, 2002

In 1888, Anglo-Irish novelist Joyce Cary (The Horse’s Mouth, 1944) is born in Londonderry.

caryportrait.pngJoyce Cary, b. December 7, 1888, d. 1957

The Anglo-Irish novelist was a wonderfully wise and elegant writer. His Gully Jimson-Sara Monday trilogy — Herself Surprised, To Be a Pilgrim, and The Horse’s Mouth — is a masterpiece, but all of his vivid novels reward rereading. Just work your way through in chronological order and discover one of the twentieth century’s best writers.

Suggested Reading Novels Alissa Saved, 1932. The American Visitor, 1933. The African Witch, 1936. Castle Corner, 1938. Mister Johnson, 1939. Charley is My Darling, 1940. The House of Children, 1941. Herself Surprised, 1941. To Be a Pilgrim, 1942. The Horse’s Mouth, 1944. The Moonlight, 1946. A Fearful Joy, 1949. Prisoner of Grace, 1952. Except the Lord, 1953. Not Honour More, 1955.

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