|Gate of Angels, the (1990) [Novel]|
by Penelope Fitzgerald
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(From the publisher):
It is 1912. Young Fred Fairly is a junior fellow at Cambridge's St. Angelicus college, where the ideals of academe are rigidly upheld. His room is spare, his meals simple, and, in strict accordance with ancient tradition, no woman may pass through the college gates.
Enter Daisy, with a bang—Daisy and Fred collide in a bicycling accident and awake, half-conscious, in the same bed: a good samaritan has come to their rescue and lent her spare bedroom for their convalescence. Fred's orderly world is soon spun topsy-turvy by the joys and longings of being in love. Complications set in: there is gossip, a trial, Fred's career is put in jeopardy...but, by the uproarious end, love threatens to conquer all.
Original title: The Gate of Angels
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction