ISBN 9780099461081,The Alteration

The Alteration

Author:

Kingsley Amis

Publisher:

Vintage Classics

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ISBN 9780099461081
Publisher

Vintage Classics

Publication Year 2004
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780099461081

ISBN-10 0099461080
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 208 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

Of all the choristers at the Cathedral Basilica of St George, he is the angel - the one whose voice could only have been made in heaven. In every other respect Hubert is utterly ordinary: a nice, rather timid ten-year-old boy. The year is 1976, but by bold Amisian sleight-of-hand, the England of The Alteration has become a disconcerting, quasi-medieval land in the Age of Faith. And here a wickedly brilliant Swiftian satire takes shape. It's modest proposal? Well, it stands to reason that Hubert's glorious voice must be preserved at all costs. So castration is clearly the only answer-
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