Ms. Helen Dalton

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Room At The Top by John Braine
Room At The Top by John Braine
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"Room At The Top" was a seminal book of the 1950s, fitting into the Angry Young Man theme running through parts of British literature at the time. The story of Joe Lampton, determined to elbow his way out of the position in society the rigidity of that society had placed him, is almost a continuous shout of anguish. For younger readers, two questions are these : Does it feel too dated now to resonate ? And does its treatment of women characters ring true? Perhaps it might be useful to compare it with the book "1954: A Crime Novel" (published in 2009). On the face of it, this might sound odd. But both authors, John Braine ("Room At The Top") and Nick Garnett ("1954") were born in… Read more