LATE HAVE I LOVED THEE by Ethel Mannin

LATE HAVE I LOVED THEE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Extremes of emotion, but a certain conviction, for this story of a readesming, regenerative, religious passion and the preliminary purgatory undergone by one man. The England, the continent, as a background for the story of the Sables, Francis and Cathryn, brother and sister whose closeness of both affection and identification was unchanged by time and temperamental contrasts:- Francis, the atheist, , successful as writer and lover; Cathryn, whose seriousness of intention, purity of spirit made her inaccessible to all save Francis and Johann, a young Tyrolean whom she had intended to marry. It is Cathryn alone who recognizes the spiritual potential in Francis, and it is her death, for which he assumes both guilt and responsibility, which- after considerable agony and self-flagellation- turns him to faith and entry into a Jesuit order where he finds peace....For a romantic rather than religious audience, this- with its mot too austere montage of Paris, the Rivera, and high living, its ardor rather than restraint.

Pub Date: Sept. 24th, 1948
Publisher: Putnam